* See the Program Schedule page for a more detailed itinerary, including information regarding travel to and from the program site.
The Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) offers a six-week, two-course program at Bogazici University in Istanbul. Students from all disciplines are welcome.
Bogazici University is a strikingly beautiful campus that sits on a hill by the Bosphorus, the body of water that divides the continents of Asia and Europe. Istanbul is an incredibly rich city in its multi-cultural history, arts, and contemporary life. Students have the opportunity to explore the city and other regions of Turkey.
Check out the 2015 Duke in Turkey Blog!
PROGRAM NOTE: The program is strenuous. There is extensive walking and some climbing. Our experience has been that participants must be in good physical condition to be able to participate successfully. Therefore, we ask that you consider your general health, physical abilities, and stamina (including problems with diet and medication) before applying to this program.
The experience in Turkey was certainly one that I will never forget; I learned much more from being in Istanbul than I would have ever learned from the textbooks. Daily conversations and being exposed to the environment placed me in a unique learning situation. Not only did I learn a lot about how people's lives differ from my own, but I also understood how environmental issues and global tensions can tangibly affect other people across the world.
-Summer 2014 Student