Bordering seven different nations (Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria), Turkey is a fascinating country with many influences. Turkey is a country of diverse cultures, beliefs, ideas, nature, and history and is often considered a nation at the crossroads, not only in a geographic sense but also politically and economically. This eighty-year-old democratic republic has a vibrant business sector and is an active participant in international trade and investment. Turkish culture represents an interesting mix of the east and west with a strong heritage of modernization over the past several decades. Students will be exposed to a highly rigorous and competitive higher education system that has risen to meet the challenges of this modern democracy. Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus Strait, straddling Europe and Asia. It is the only metropolis in the world situated on two continents and, with 11.4 million inhabitants, it is also the most populous city in Europe.
Boğaziçi University Summer Term is an intensive seven-week program offering a rich variety of courses in the social and natural sciences, humanities, engineering and technology. All lectures are in English, unless otherwise specified. Summer Term begins in the last week of June and end by mid-August. Summer term courses are available to all university students in Turkey or abroad and to graduates of high school who are already accepted to a higher education institution abroad. All applicants must fulfill the English proficiency requirements of Boğaziçi University except for students coming from universities where the official language of instruction is English.
All Summer Term students may enjoy social facilities and cultural activities at Boğaziçi University. There are tennis courts, an open swimming pool in the South Campus, an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness center in Hisar Campus, as well as a football field and a running track in Ucaksavar Campus. You may access library resources with your Boğaziçi University Student Identity Card that will be provided by the Summer Term Office.