• Turkey
    • Istanbul
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
The program fee includes:

- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits

CIEE also offers a wide variety of scholarships for participants; see website for details.
Jan 09, 2019
Aug 13, 2015
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About Program

Spend a semester or year in Istanbul pursuing a wide variety of academic fields and gaining a deeper understanding of Turkey as a society undergoing rapid urbanization and social transformation.

Through studies at one of the most prestigious private universities in the country, volunteering, peer language tutors, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, you’ll immerse youself in Tukey’s fascinating history, traditions, and people.

Study abroad in Istanbul and you will:

- Study in a country that offers a unique blend of east and west—rich in history and tradition, yet undergoing rapid social transformation

- Take a Turkish language course and participate in weekly practice sessions with peer language tutors

- Engage in weekly discussion sessions, guest lectures, and visits to NGOs and cultural sites

- Explore the cultural and geographic diversity of Turkey through excursions to various regions of the country

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Great Program, NOT in Istanbul

First off, the program is very well-organized, and there is a lot of fun excursions. You are directly immersed in Koç University, so there is a wide variety of courses that you can take and clubs that you can join. I got my scuba license while I was there and took some really fabulous classes with some wonderful professors.

HOWEVER, please, please, please, check the location of Koç before you go. It is literally located in the middle of a nature preserve, and it is a solid 1.5 hours into the city by public transportation. Furthermore, the public minibuses (dolmus) that take you up to the school from the end of the subway line stop running at 9PM, meaning a taxi if you want to stay in the center of the city past 7:30.

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