|Type of Program||Exchange|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||Minimum 2.75 GPA|
|Program Director||Dr. Scott Moore: Scott_Moore@baylor.edu|
Location:Bogazici University was formally established on September 10, 1971. Located in Istanbul, it is now one of the country's leading universities. While thus appearing to be a newcomer to the community of Turkish universities in 1971, it has behind it the long history of Robert College, which was the first American College to be established outside the boundaries of the United States. With the transfer of the site to the Turkish government, Bogazici University became the direct heir to not only the excellent facilities of Robert College but also to its distinguished academic tradition.
In 1971 Bogazici University had three faculties plus one school of higher education. Since 1982, it has grown to include four faculties, six institutes (offering graduate programs), the School of Foreign Languages, the School of Applied Disciplines and the School of Advanced Vocational Studies. The University's four faculties are: Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Education. Many faculty members teach in more than one faculty and the faculty structure promotes interdisciplinary teaching whenever appropriate.
Many of the University's buildings are located on its South Campus, with the Bosphorus and the historical castle of Rumelihisar as its boundary to the east. This campus encompasses the oldest buildings of the University. The North Campus, Hisar Campus and Ucaksavar Campus contain the newer additions to the University facilities. A fourth campus, on the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus, houses the historic Kandilli Observatory which is the center of a nationwide network of seismic stations and a prominent research unit of the University. The fifth campus, the Saritepe Campus, situated on the shores of the Black Sea 20 km to the northwest of the South and North campuses.
Courses or Areas of Study:Arts & Sciences (chemistry, history, math, molecular biology & genetics, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, translation & interpretation studies, Turkish language & literature, Western languages & literatures), Economics & Administrative Sciences (economics, management, political science, international relations), Education, Engineering (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical), Applied Disciplines (international trade, management information systems, tourism administration), Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish), Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts (dancing, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics)
For complete course listings and scheduling, please see http://www.boun.edu.tr/undergraduate/index.html. You will be able to register for courses after being accepted to the university.
Housing:Students are offered accommodation through the university. Exchange students live in a dormitory called the "Superdorm." For more informatoin on Superdorm, please see http://www.superdorm.info/.
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to Bogazici University as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go to http://www.boun.edu.tr/admissions/index.html.
Costs:A two bedroom flat in Superdorm costs $3,175 for the semester. A three bedroom flat costs $2,735/semester. A four bedroom flat costs $2,488/semester. Please note that these costs do not include meal plans or security deposits.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare. Students should arrive in one of the two international airports in Istanbul. Arriving at Ataturk International Airport is the easiest way to get to the university. A cab ride form Ataturk airport to Superdorm costs between $25 and $30. If you arrive in Sabiha G"kçen, a taxi ride to Superdorm will be around $60 being that it is 50 km from the city center.
Legal Documents:A passport and visa are required. You CANNOT apply for a visa until you have recieved your letter of acceptance from Bogazici University. Once you have recieved your acceptence letter, you need to immediately apply for a visa. Obtaining a visa usually takes between 15 and 45 days. Contact the closest Turkish consulate to obtain a visa (the closest one to Waco is in Houston).
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Bogazici University Office of International Relations
P.O. Box 2
Bebek Istanbul 34342