AIFS Gap Year Programs: Istanbul, Turkey (J-Term)

Gain international experience and college credit living in the cultural crossroads of Istanbul!

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Boğaziçi University (which means Bosphorus University) was officially established in 1971 as a Turkish public university, although its history dates back to the 1863 foundation of Robert College, the first American College set up outside of the United States. Boğaziçi University has a beautiful campus overlooking the Bosphorus and the harbor of Bebek, an exclusive summer resort in Istanbul. Facilities are spread over six campuses, two of which – South and North campuses – are used for the summer program. Students choose classes from a wide range of subjects studying at Boğaziçi University. Cultural and social activities are included such as walking tours, museum visits, Turkish culinary visits, market tours, visits to local beaches, concerts and dance performances and much more. Depending on the academic term selected, trips and cultural excursions may include a visit to Bursa; a trip to Princes' Island; and an optional excursion to Cappadocia. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details. January term (winter) program courses are instructed by the faculty of Richmond, The American International University in London. AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive fees cover tuition and housing, with scholarship funding available. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Convenient AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.


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