The Sabancı University Exchange is suspended until further notice.

Boston University students have the opportunity to directly enroll at Sabancı University for a semester or academic year. Located just outside Istanbul, Sabancı University is the premier private university in Turkey. Boston University students will have access to Sabancı’s numerous campus amenities, including dining halls, residences, fitness center, and educational support resources. During their time in Turkey, students have the option of living on campus in dormitory facilities. Courses are taught in English and are available in a broad range of disciplines.

Boston University students have the opportunity to directly enroll at Sabancı for a semester or an academic year. Students can choose from Sabancı's broad course offerings. All courses are taught in English. Upon successful completion of a semester at Sabancı, students will earn 12–20 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

  • On-campus student dormitories; most students live on campus but students may live off campus in private housing if they prefer
  • Room set-up: doubles or quads; shared common space
  • Housing is paid directly to Sabancı; board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Laundry available in dormitories
  • Fall Semester: Mid-September to mid-January
  • Spring Semester: Early February to early June
  • Academic Year: Mid-September to early June
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Fall Semester: March 15