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.
Bogazici is one of the most competitive state universities in Turkey. Founded in 1863 as Robert College (the first American College to be established outside the boundaries of the United States), Bogazici University maintains English as the language of instruction. The university has four faculties: engineering; arts and sciences; economics and administrative sciences; and education. Currently there are over 900 faculty and close to 11,000 students. The spectacular campus is located on a hill overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Strait.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Anthropology, Art, Art History, Community Development, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Most Majors, Music, Political Science, Social Science, Sociology, Women's Studies
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