METU Cocurricular Activities


Students studying abroad at the Middle East Technical University (METU) have a wide range of opportunities available to them to enhance their experience outside the classroom. Opportunities include:

Excursions And Activities

The UW-Platteville Exchange program does not include organized excursions and activities, but students can organize independent travel on weekends and over university breaks.  The METU Cultural and Convention Center is a primary center for the city of Ankara, hosting cultural, intellectual, arts activities throughout the year. The city of Ankara offers vivid and rich cultural life, with miscellaneous events and institutions such as National Library of Turkey, Turkish State Theatres, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara Ethnography Museum, State Museum of Painting and Sculpture and Atatürk Mausoleum (Anıtkabir).  The city is home to the historical ruins of Ankara Castle, the Roman Bath, the Column of Julian, Temple of Augustus and Rome, and others. Public transport systems, including buses and subways, make it easy and safe to navigate the city.

Clubs and Organizations

METU offers a wide variety of student clubs, organizations, sports, and activities, including:

Student Clubs and Organizations

Opportunities include: Architecture Club, Biology and Genetics Society, Communication Club, Environmental Society, Fashion Society, Food Society, International Student Club, METU without Barriers Student Club, Social Democracy Society, Turkish Classical Music Club, and Young Authors Society.  For more information on the clubs and organizations available at METU, visit:

Sports and Activities

Opportunities include:  American Football Team (Gentlemen),  Archery Team (Ladies-Gentlemen), Aikido Society, Fencing Team (Ladies-Gentlemen), Volleyball Team (Ladies-Gentlemen), Judo Team (Ladies-Gentlemen),  Wrestling Team (Ladies-Gentlemen), Maritime and Sailing Society, and Subaqua Sports Club. For more information on clubs and organizations available at METU, visit:

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