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. Based at Bahcesehir University, the SU Istanbul program will introduce you to the city's grand past and its exciting future. To get a feel for what life is like on campus, visit the SU Istanbul website.

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Istanbul Center

Space still available for Spring 2016! 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.

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SU Istanbul Viewbook

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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

Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson is a nutrition and dietetics major from New Jersey. She interned with the Turkish Cultural Foundation at the YESAM Culinary Arts Foundation. She says, "Not only did I learn about Turkish cuisine, but I was connecting with Turkish people in a natural environment, which gave me such a better perspective on the country in general."

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

Gilman Scholarships Available

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Apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which provides awards (up to $5000/semester!) for U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad. Additional funding is available to students who are studying a language deemed "critical" by the U.S. State Department, such as Mandarin, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, or Arabic. The deadline to apply for spring 2016 and early decision summer 2016 is Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

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