During CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Istanbul, you’ll spend a semester gaining a profound understanding of a country rapidly urbanizing and transforming. Through studies at one of the country’s most prestigious private universities, volunteering, excursions, and cultural activities – including checking out the Grand Bazaar, a huge covered market in operation since 1461 – you’ll explore Turkey’s fascinating history, traditions, and people as an insider.
Study abroad in Istanbul and you'll:
- Experience Turkey’s rich history and traditions in the context of globalization and rapid social transformation
- Study Turkish, a language spoken by 75 million people from the Balkans to central Asia
- Enjoy cultural activities with peer mentors – from cooking workshops to Turkish film nights
- Engage in discussion sessions and guest lectures, and visit NGOs and cultural sites to gain different perspectives on social issues in Turkey
- Explore the cultural and geographic diversity of Turkey through excursions to various regions of the country
Scholarships & Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
- Bowman Travel Grants
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- Study Abroad Grant
To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
The CIEE Difference
In addition to an introductory Turkish language course, you can enroll in a variety of courses with a regional focus in subjects including archaeology, history, art, philosophy, and international relations. Courses also are available in the humanities, business, sciences, and engineering.
Experience the diversity of Turkey’s geography, history, and cultures during excursions throughout the country. Excursions vary from semester to semester, but always include visits to historical sites with experts, opportunities for community engagement with local NGOs, and experiences of traditional arts, food, and culture. Possibilities include meeting with Mevlevi followers in a Sufi lodge in Konya to watch a whirling dervish ceremony; exploring the remains of important ancient and medieval cities, such as Pergamon and Ani; watching the Karagöz and Hacivat shadow puppet plays in Bursa, and sharing a traditional meal with a local family. You’ll also enjoy a daylong retreat at the end of the semester that will give you the opportunity to reflect on your experiences in Turkey and prepare you for your return to the United States. No matter where we go, you’ll experience Turkey with all your senses and explore places you could not easily access on your own.
Get to know Turkey by taking part in programs and activities designed to help you integrate into the local and university communities. Give back to your host community by teaching English to refugees or local schoolchildren. Join a student club with your peers. Take in a movie night or cooking class. We’ll help you make new friends and experience the city from a local’s perspective.
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
The program fee includes:
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Istanbul public transportation card and museum card
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Universities in Turkey
This is a list of universities in Turkey. There are 180 universities and academies in total: 104 of them are State Universities (five of which are technical universities, two are institutes of technology, and one is a fine arts university), 71 private foundation universities (seven of which are two-year granting institutions), four military academies, and one police academy.
İşbank receives $75 million from EBRD and Clean Technology Fund
Türkiye İş Bankası AŞ (İşbank) has joined the US$ 350 million financing facility launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to boost investment in energy efficiency improvements for Turkish homes and help residents reduce their energy bills.
The Turkey Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (TuREEFF) includes US$ 282.5 million from the EBRD and US$ 67.5 million from the CTF. The Facility combines long-term financial support to Turkish banks and technical advisory services for banks and homeowners to cut energy consumption and reduce household bills. The advisory services are financed by a US$ 10 million grant from the European Union and the CTF.
Under TuREEFF the funds are on-lent to individual homeowners, groups of homeowners, housing associations, condominium owners and cooperatives, as well as private service providers in the residential sector such as small and medium-sized construction companies, housing-management firms, vendors and installers of high energy-efficiency home improvement equipment and materials.
The programme finances improvements such as thermal protection, heating efficiency, domestic hot water supply, air conditioning, lighting and white goods, as well as the development of renewable energy systems in buildings.
The second Turkish bank to join TuREEFF, İşbank will receive a $75 million financing package comprising $60 million from the EBRD and $15 million from the Clean Technology Fund.
The funds are extended through an investment in rated senior US dollar-denominated bond notes issued under İşbank’s Diversified Payment Rights (DPR) programme, an established market instrument used by Turkish banks to raise long-term funding in the capital markets.
Yılmaz Ertürk, Deputy Chief Executive of İşbank, said: “The funds obtained through the new securitization deal we have completed successfully will help support the diversification and lengthening the maturity of our funding resources. It will also let us support the Turkish economy further specifically in the areas of financing of the energy sector and woman entrepreneurs which we, as İşbank, attach great importance to.”
Sylvia Gansser-Potts, Director for Financial Institutions in Turkey and southern and eastern Mediterranean at EBRD, said: “Investments in energy efficiency at home can deliver big savings on energy bills. We are pleased to see growing interest on behalf of our partner banks to on-lend our funds to their clients. Financing and advice are now available via İşbank also and we hope that more banks will join our efforts to promote energy-saving investments among Turkish households.”
The residential sector has been identified as one of the most energy-intensive in Turkey, according to a World Bank study. Data published by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources indicates that energy savings of up to 30 per cent could be made in residential buildings. Investing in such measures would not only have a significant impact on reducing total energy consumption and import needs (Turkey currently imports 75 per cent of the energy it consumes), but would also boost the economy by creating demand for efficient equipment, materials and implementation services.
TuREEFF builds on the success of the EBRD’s US$ 550 million Turkish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility(TurSEFF) for energy efficiency or renewable energy investments in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the €1 billion Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility for mid-size investments in renewable energy, waste-to-energy projects and industrial energy efficiency.
Investing in sustainable energy is one of the priorities of the EBRD in Turkey. Since the Bank began operating in Turkey in 2009, it has invested €2.1 billion in 55 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To date the Bank has invested almost €5 billion in the country. In 2014, Turkey became the Bank’s largest single recipient with new investments worth €1.4 billion.
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