FALL 2013: Study Abroad at Boğaziçi University
Woodrow Wilson School juniors are eligible to apply to the fall-term program at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Princeton students will be based in Boğaziçi’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, complete the required Policy Task Force, and receive a full semester of Princeton credit. Courses may also be taken in other departments.
Note: All courses at Boğaziçi are taught in English. (Turkish classes are also available.)
Boğaziçi University was officially established in 1971 as a Turkish public university, although its history dates back to 1863, the date of the founding of Robert College, the first American college set up outside the U.S. With its transfer to the Turkish state, Boğaziçi University became the direct heir to both the excellent facilities of Robert College and its distinguished academic traditions. Boğaziçi University is one of Turkey’s top universities.
Boğaziçi University comprises four faculties (Arts and Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Education, and Engineering), six institutes (offering graduate programs), the School of Foreign Languages, and the School of Applied Disciplines. Many faculty members teach in more than one faculty and the faculty structure promotes interdisciplinary teaching whenever appropriate.
The main part of the Boğaziçi University campus sits on a hill overlooking the scenic Bosphorus Strait and is just minutes away from the shores of the Black Sea. The campus is in a lively area with inexpensive restaurants and cafés frequented by students at all hours. The neighborhood is safe, and public transportation and taxis are accessible and affordable.
Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural and religious heritage, where the East and the West are intertwined at every corner. Consisting of both modern districts of shopping, dining, and cultural activities and old quarters seeped in history with narrow winding streets and the texture of traditional lifestyles, Istanbul is a lively blend of the ancient and the modern. Istanbul is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to cities of similar size (approximate population: 10 million).