This was an amazing experience for me and the staff that you work with is absolutely amazing. If you're looking for a different experience one that is different from school and from the United states try the Istanbul program with an open mind. I spent time and got to know the best people, people I would've never became friends with without the program. The signature seminar leader is the most intelligent man I know and the program director is the kindest person and almost a second mom. I am a business major and learned so much about politics and the European Union and it was so much more interesting then I expected. Please step out of your comfort zone and give this program a shot!