Syracuse University

Study abroad in Istanbul, Turkey

Welcome to SU Istanbul!

Istanbul sits at the geographic, cultural, and political fulcrum between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and students at SU Istanbul will gain an incomparable vantage point for examining some of the most important issues of our time - from secularism and Islam, to democratization, security, minority and gender rights, and urban development. The city has been a veritable melting pot of cultures, traditions, and lifestyles stretching back over 2000 years. So there is always something new (or something ancient and grand) to explore.

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Istanbul Center

The academic program in Istanbul combines the SU Abroad Signature Seminar and optional internships with the opportunity to take coursework in English alongside Turkish students and international peers at Bahçesehir University. In addition to two required courses with SU Abroad faculty, most SU Istanbul students will enroll in three or four Bahçesehir University courses. Space still available for Spring 2015.





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SU Istanbul Viewbook

Istanbul cover

An overview of the SU Istanbul program is available in our new viewbook! Click the photo above for the pdf version, or request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!

Meet our students

Annina Kull

Annina Kull is an international relations major from Connecticut. She's been abroad three times through SU Abroad, but loved Istanbul, the beauty of the city, and how friendly the Turkish people were.

Visit our Istanbul Global Ambassadors page to meet alumni ready to share their advice and experiences with you.

Program Dates

Dates below will be announced once the Bahçeşehir U. Fall 2014 calendar is released. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. 
Istanbul Fall 2014 Program Dates
Students Arrive: August 29 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: August 29 - Sept 14
Semester Classes Start: September 15
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: October 8
Last Day of Classes: December 26
Final Exams Begin: January 3
Program ends: January 9, 2015
Istanbul Spring 2014 Program Dates
Students Arrive: January 24, 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: January 24-February 9
Semester Classes Start: February 10
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: March 3
Last Day of Classes: May 21
Final Exams Begin: May 24
Program Ends: June 8