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Istanbul Program Overview

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BOSP students in front of Istanbul sign

Academic Objective

The academic objective of the Istanbul program is to introduce students to the complex diversity and the importance of Istanbul, as it straddles Europe and the Middle-East.  The location will provide students with a diverse cultural environment and exposure to courses in the social sciences and humanities, as well as integration into Turkish university life.    

Academic Prerequisite

There is no prerequisite for the Istanbul program.

Course Offerings

 All courses will be held at Koç University. Please review the list of Istanbul courses via the course search database.

All courses at the Istanbul Program grant credit toward graduation.  Most classes also count toward an undergraduate major and fulfill undergraduate degree requirements such as WAYS.  Students must enroll in a minimum of twelve units from the courses offered through the program - any other courses taken outside the program will be in addition to those twelve units.


Students will be housed in dorms on the campus of Koç University and will be paired with a Turkish student. Each room will have wireless internet access and the building will have laundry, kitchen and lounge facilities.  For more information related to the accommodations please review the Koç University website.