2nd International Erasmus+ Staff Week in Amasya

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey
Institution website:
Monday, 12 June, 2023 to Friday, 16 June, 2023
Registration fee:
430 Euro
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Thursday, 25 May, 2023
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Arslan SAY
Head of International Relations Unit & Erasmus+ Coordinator – Amasya University
Email: erasmus@amasya.edu.tr
Phone: + 90 (358) 252 71 91

Amasya University is inviting you to the "2nd International Erasmus+ Staff Week", organized by the International Relations Unit. This week is directed to teaching staff at academic units and international relations officers at Higher Education Institutions. The main purpose of "2nd International Erasmus+ Staff Week" is to increase the international awareness of Amasya University. In this context, training, social activities and cultural trips will be organized at Amasya University.

Amasya University is a state university established in Amasya. At Amasya University, corporate values are built with a participatory understanding dominated by a learning organization model and a quality-oriented management system. In this context, in order to become a university at international standart, education and research policy are designed by focusing on providing the highest benefit to our country in accordance with national policies. Amasya University has 685 academic staff, 542 administrative staff and 16800 students according to the current data of 2023.

Amasya province is located in the Central Black Sea Region of the Black Sea Region and is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia. It has been the center of various civilizations starting from the Hittites. There are many historical monuments and and touristic places.

The event will be held from 12-16 June 2023.

What is the focus of the staff week?


                                              “Let's cook Turkish/Ottoman food together”

 The main purpose of the "II. International Erasmus+ Staff Week" on gastronomy and national cuisine/Turkish cuisine education is to provide the participants with the necessary information to make their universities visible in the international framework.

Training will be provided on the following topics;

• Internationalization in gastronomy education

• Culinary training workshop for Turkish and Ottoman dishes, culinary trainings attended by all participants.

• Comparison of European Cuisine and Turkish Cuisine, work-shop, culinary trainings attended by all participants.


"2nd International Erasmus+ Staff Week" Event Program

12.06.2023 Monday

09:00 Opening Ceremony (Rector of Amasya University speech) and acquaintance

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Session- 1 Turkish cuisine work shop

12:00 Lunch Break

13:30 Session- 2 Turkish cuisine work shop

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Free Time

19:00 Welcome Dinner “Amasya Cuisine”, Traditional Turkish Music Concert, and Folk Dance.

13.06.2023 Tuesday

10:00 Session- 3 Turkish and European cuisine work shop

12:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon: Amasya city tour with a guide

Walking City Tour “Şehzadeler Road”

Amasya Castle

Rocks Tombs of King (Harşena Mountain and Pontus King Rock Tombs are natural and cultural areas that were accepted in the UNESCO "World Heritage Tentative List" in 2015)

Amasya Museum

Ethnography Museum (Hazeranlar Konağı)

Saraydüzü Barracks Building, National Struggle Museum and Congress Building

Bayezid Mosque Complex

Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin Medicine History Museum

17:00 Free Time

23:00 Departure for Cappadocia trip

14.06.2023 Wednesday

Excursion to Cappadocia, famous for its unique geological formations called fairy chimneys

In the early hours of the morning, starting the day by watching the balloons in the sky.

Traditional Turkish Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Güvercinlik Valley

Goreme Open Air Museum

Excursion to the wine cellar where wine is produced and wine taste

Making ceramics in the pottery workshop

Üç Güzeller




Departure for Amasya

15.06.2023 Thursday

10:00 Session- 4 Turkish cuisine work shop (Turkish sweets)

12:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon excursion to the natural wonder Boraboy Lake

Walking around Boraboy Lake with a guide

Food and beverage service

Enjoying canoeing on Boraboy Lake

18:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner at the Hotel

16.06.2023 Friday

09:00 Session- 5 Workshop

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Certificate of Attendance Ceremony

12:00 Lunch Break

13:30 Free Time and departure

The program package costs €430 and it includes:

Accommodation for 5 nights in the 3-4 stars hotel (single room).

All Breakfast and lunch, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday dinners.

Welcome dinner included

Training materials (Kitchen supplies, a very nice kitchen apron with your name on it)

Guide service on excursions

Cappadocia trip (included breakfast, lunch, dinner and guide service)

Amasya city tour

Boraboy Lake trip

All coffee breaks

Gift kit (Including chef's apron with your name on it)

Two way shuttle service only between Amasya- Merzifon Airport

24h assistance throughout the week.

Expenses other than the program belong to the participants.

Participants are expected to obtain Erasmus+ Mobility grants or other source of financing from their home Institutions to cover their living and travel expenses.

You can register by filling out the attached application form.

The program poster is in the attached file.

Registration fee will be deposited to the specified bank account after May 30, 2023. Participants who are eligible to participate in the 2nd International Erasmus+ Staff Week will be contacted via e-mail and an official invitation letter will be sent to them immediately                                          Should you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail:                                                                                                                          erasmus@amasya.edu.tr 






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