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  • Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 03/26/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 03/26/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CCIS, Fee-Based Non-MSU student: Yes
Program Inactive: No Subjects Available: American Studies, Architecture, Arts/Visual Arts, Biology, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Film, Food & Nutrition, Mathematics, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Competitive Program: No
Program Description:

Turkey: Bahcesehir University, Istanbul


Founded in 1998, Bahcesehir University is accredited by the Turkish Ministry of Education and dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The University is situated in historic Istanbul, on the European side of the Bosporus strait. The semester and academic year program offers a wide selection of courses taught in English that combine local and international students. In addition, internships and community service options are also available. The summer program offers a one-month, six-credit program with two required courses: Turkish Culture and Society, and Turkish Language. Summer students have the option of adding an additional month to the program and completing a three-credit internship. The program includes an on-site director, an airport welcome, cultural activities in Istanbul, a Bosporus Ferry Tour, a day trip to Price Island, and a weekend field trip to Ankara. The semester and academic year program also includes an extended excursion to Izmir and Ephesus.


Istanbul was founded around 660 BC and straddles both Europe and Asia. Archeological and historical sites abound, such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Today, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and serves as the economic, cultural, and historical center of the country.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.


Istanbul, founded in 660 BC, straddles both Europe and Asia. Formerly known as Constantinople, the city served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. Archeological and historic sites are abound - Hagia Sophia Church, Basilica Cister, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Roman Aqueduct are just a few examples. Today, Istanbul is the economic, cultural and historical center of Turkey.

Bahcesehir University (BAU), founded in 1998, is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university is accredited by the Ministry of Education to award Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. The campus is situated in historic Istanbul, on the European side at the Bosporus strait.