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CIEE: Istanbul, Arts and Sciences
Istanbul, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Archeology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Culture, Economics, Engineering, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Turkish
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

The Blue Mosque, IstanbulThis program offers a wide variety of courses in Turkish language, accounting, architecture, art history, biology, chemistry, communication, computer science, economics, education, engineering, fine arts and design, history, international relations, mathematics, music and performing arts, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, statistics, tourism, and hotel management. Information about the range of CIEE courses can be found at the CIEE website.

All students are required to take an introductory-level Turkish language course and a short course about modern Turkey. Then, you will select 4 additional courses, all taught in English.

Education Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. Students must register for a minimum of 15 credits/22.5 Quarter Hours per semester; students can register for a maximum of 17 credits/25.5 Quarter Hours per semester. 1 Quarter Hour = 0.3 PSU credits.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Istanbul Course Equivalency List*.  Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu.

Housing and Meals
Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. Students can live in a dormitory where they will be responsible for providing your own meals. They will have access to kitchen facilities or campus and neighborhood cafes and restaurants. Homestays are also available as an option, although spots are limited. Students who live in a homestay are provided with two meals a day.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

Old reading podium overlooking windowThe University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships, such as the Whole World Scholarship. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

There are special scholarships available for Armenian-American students who study abroad in Turkey through the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA). Please visit the TCA website for more information.

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  If you're not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Whitney Strickler, the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:
  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with CIEE as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013
**
Rolling Admission 01/22/2014 06/03/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 09/03/2014 01/12/2015
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
**
Rolling Admission 01/01/2015 01/02/2015
NOTE: NOTE: Please note: The dates listed above are not the actual dates of the program. At a later date your program dates will be provided to you. Should you have any questions, please follow up with your Education Abroad advisor.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed