• Junior, Senior
• Summer term is also open to Freshman, Sophomores and Graduate students.
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Turkish Language, arts and sciences, engineering, economics and administrative sciences and education.

Classroom Language

Turkish, English


Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid September - Mid June
Fall: Mid September - Mid January
Spring: Early February - Mid June
Summer: Late June - Mid August

**NOTE** Students who go for the fall semester may return too late for the start of the spring semester at UW-Madison.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  TBA

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Turkey, Istanbul
Bogazici University Exchange

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As of Summer 2016, this UW-Madison study abroad program in Istanbul, Turkey has been suspended indefinitely.

Experience the rich history and culture of Istanbul while studying at the renowned Bogazici University, academic home to some of the best students in the country. Students interested in directly enrolling in courses in a foreign university will find this exchange program an excellent opportunity to take courses in English while learning about Turkish culture and language. Students have the option of studying for the semester, academic year, or for an intensive seven week summer session.

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is both its commercial and cultural center. The city is located on the Bosphorus Strait extending both on the European and on the Asian sides of the Bosphorus. Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents creating an atmosphere that has unique contrasts of history, culture, and natural environment.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Turkish perspectives on academic disciplines