"Because I was completing my studies to teach English as a Second Language, this study abroad experience helped me tremendously in terms of deepening my understanding of international education, language learning, career opportunities, and personal development." - Kristen, Spring 2014
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The Program: The exchange program with Bogaziçi Üniversitesi provides graduate students in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL with the experience of living and studying in Istanbul while continuing their progress toward a degree at Georgia State University. Istanbul has served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204) and (1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). Very recently, the city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. It is the only city in the world located on two continents, Asia and Europe. Connecting these continents via bridges, the city also links such historic buildings as Hagia Sophia, a 540-year-old- Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace with contemporary American touches such as Starbucks. Located in the area of Bebek overlooking the Bosphorus, Bogaziçi Üniversitesi is one of the most respected universities in Turkey. Students in this program have the opportunity to take graduate applied linguistics courses taught in English in the Foreign Language Education Department. Students are encouraged to also study Turkish at Bogaziçi Üniversitesi and if possible, to take at least one Turkish language course at GSU before they travel. For more information, please go to the Middle East Institute's website at http://www.cas.gsu.edu/mei/.
The fall term begins mid-September and the spring term begins in February. Students may refer to the website for additional information http://www.boun.edu.tr/index_eng.html
For more information on Turkey, please visit these websites:
Eligibility: Students must be graduate students in Applied Linguistics with a GPA of 3.5 or better and be in good academic standing.
*International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Courses and Credit: Students will earn Georgia State University credit for their courses.
Accommodations: Bogaziçi Üniversitesi offers on campus housing for exchange students in the "Superdorm." Obtaining dormitory space is competitive so students must apply early. Students may also live off campus.
Costs: Regular Georgia State University tuition and fees, please see Tuition Rates plus mandatory international medical insurance. Students are responsible for airfare, lodging, food, and personal expenses.
Contact: Dr. Gayle Nelson, Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL, College of Arts & Sciences