The Bogaziçi University Exchange is suspended until further notice.

Boston University students have the opportunity to directly enroll in Bogaziçi University for a semester or academic year. As one of Turkey’s most competitive state universities, Bogaziçi University offers a wide array of programs, but its strengths lie in engineering, education, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts. During their time in Turkey, students live on campus in dormitory facilities. All courses are taught in English.

Boston University students have the opportunity to directly enroll at Bogaziçi University for a semester or an academic year. All courses are taught in English. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 12 to 20 Boston University credits.


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

University Dormitory 

  • University housing is available but not guaranteed to exchange students
  • Student dormitory; most exchange students live at the Superdorm located near campus; students can arrange private housing if they prefer or are not guaranteed university housing
  • Single rooms, shared common space
  • Superdorm rooms are fully furnished; kitchens are equipped with basic utensils
  • Housing is paid directly to the Superdorm; board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Laundry available in each residence
  • Fall Semester: Early September to early January
    Students can make arrangements to take early exams.
  • Spring Semester: Mid-February to early June
  • Academic Year: Early September to early June
Program participants will be notified of any changes to the program calendar.
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Fall Semester: March 15
Review of applications will begin according to the following timetable. Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.

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