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Turkey Exchange Program

[Istanbul landscape] 

Yeditepe University, Istanbul

Study with Turkish students in the only city located on two continents!

  • Spring semester or academic year.  Fall under exceptional circumstances.
  • Curriculum:
    • Students choose 5 classes from courses recommended for international students in Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Economics and Administrative Science, Languages
    • Beginning Turkish for foreigners
    • Most courses equal .75 Beloit units 
  • Housing is in double rooms with private baths in residence halls on campus, or in independent apartments.
  • Costs: Beloit College tuition, the Beloit activities fee and a $50 overseas administrative fee. Students purchase meals in campus cafeterias and snack bars or in nearby restaurants.
  • Eligibility:
    • No prior study of Turkish required, although enrollment in Beloit’s self-instruction course in Turkish is recommended in semesters when the course is offered
    • One or more courses relating to the history, society, culture, or politics of the region
  • Program highlights:
  • Live in a secular country with a predominantly Muslim population that spans East and West as well as tradition and modernity. Learn Turkish perspectives on contemporary and historical issues and explore a country with a rich history, vibrant cultural traditions, magnificent architecture and archaeology that is also a regional power and strategic partner for the U.S. and Europe.

Learn more on the Yeditepe University website here. 

Grades:                                                          

Turkey Beloit College
AA A
BA A-
AB B+
BB B
CB B-
BC C+
CC C
DC C-
CD D+
DD D

Credits are on the US Semester Hour system

1 credit = .25 Beloit Units


photo of the campus from the Yeditepe website

Suggested Pre-departure Resources, by Abigail Bohstedt'13

Lonely Planet Turkey 2012
An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin
Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire by Philip Mansel
Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga
Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail From Istanbul to India by Rory MacLean

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Brief biography of Kemal Ataturk, from history.com

Veda, film by Zülfü Livaneli

History of the Turkey Exchange Program