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Bogazici University Exchange

Fast Facts

Sessions Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Location:

Istanbul, Turkey

Credit:

Transfer

Eligibility:

Junior or senior status preferred; minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Due:

March 15 for fall or academic year
September 15 for spring

Program Cost:

Click the Application tab.

The reciprocal exchange program between the University of Iowa and Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey allows UI undergraduates to spend a semester or academic year of study in Turkey while fully integrated with Turkish students in student housing and regular classes. The language of instruction is English. Because of the one-for-one reciprocal nature of the exchange, cost is based on students’ regular UI tuition; room and board is comparable to Iowa costs in the Mayflower residence hall. Additional expenses include airfare, a UI administrative fee, and personal expenses.

Academic Program

UI students enroll in classes that are part of the regular curriculum at the host institution, and are assessed according to the standards of Bogazici University. Course work is available in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, engineering, education, and Turkish language and literature.

Cultural Activities

Student clubs are at the heart of extracurricular activities at BU. All international students are encouraged to participate in club activities during their stay, since that is an excellent way to mingle with Turkish students. BU also has a major sports complex, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Program Dates

The academic year runs from mid-September though early June. First semester exams take place in mid-January.

Arrival and pre-registration: Feb. 5 - 7, 2013
Orientation: Feb. 8, 2013
Advising & registration: Feb. 11 - 15, 2013
Classes begin: Feb. 18, 2013
Spring Break: April 22 - 26, 2013
Last day of classes: May 23, 2013
Final Exams: May 27 - June 8, 2013

For More Information

John Rogers, Coordinator
The University of Iowa
Study Abroad | International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802

Phone: 319-335-0353
Fax: 319-335-0343
E-mail: john-e-rogers@uiowa.edu

Bogazici University

The Bogazici University exchange program provides UI students the opportunity to study in one of the most dynamic countries in Europe. Bogazici University was founded in 1863 as an American university and is located on the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey. The language of instruction is English. BU consistently ranks the highest among Turkish universities and attracts a very high caliber of student. It currently enrolls over 12,000 students.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, with 13.5 million inhabitants. It was founded in 660 BC as Byzantium and has been the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. It sits on the Bosporus Strait connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and was an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Istanbul was named the European Capital of Culture in 2010, and its historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Turkey

Turkey is a modern republic that bridges Asian and European cultures. It is bordered by 8 countries and 3 seas. Turks and Kurds make up the two most numerous ethnic groups, and most of the population is Muslim. Although most of its land mass lies in Asia, Turkey has strong ties to the west and is in negotiations to join the European Union. Its geopolitical importance has resulted in Turkey becoming a regional power.

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1111 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802
USA

Phone: (319) 335-0353
Fax: (319) 335-0343
E-mail: study-abroad@uiowa.edu

We're working on new content for this area. In the meantime, please contact us at:

1111 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802
USA

Phone: (319) 335-0353
Fax: (319) 335-0343
E-mail: study-abroad@uiowa.edu

We're working on new content for this area. In the meantime, please contact us at:

1111 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802
USA

Phone: (319) 335-0353
Fax: (319) 335-0343
E-mail: study-abroad@uiowa.edu