Previously the seat of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman
Empires, Istanbul today is a vibrant city of over 13 million inhabitants and is
considered the cultural and economic heart of Turkey. While at Okan you will
have the chance to explore the food, art and architectural marvels of a cultural
crossroads, all while being welcomed by the warm embrace of Turkish hospitality.
Full Academic Year:
Mid-September to the end of May
Mid-September to mid-January
Early February to Late May
date information please visit the
or come into the ISU Academic Programs Abroad Office.
Students are housed in the University Residence Halls on the main undergraduate
campus in Tuzla. Students share a two person room with their own bathroom. Daily
room cleaning and laundry service are available. Meal cards are provided that
allow for up to three meals per day at the campus cafeterias. Students can
choose to add additional money to their cards for use at various fast-food
outlets around campus.
ADMISSION & PREPERATION
The program is open to undergraduate students in good standing with a minimum
GPA of 3.0.
For priority consideration,
applications for Fall should be received before February 1, Spring before
September 1, and Summer before May 1. Rolling admissions are considered for
financial aid can be used for study abroad.Direct costs (tuition, room and board), airfare, local transportation,
and personal spending money are all included to calculate you aid package.Once your need is determined you may become eligible for additional
federal grants or loans to help cover study abroad costs.
There are also
scholarships available for studying abroad. For more information regarding the
application materials please visit the links below.
To apply for an ISEP Exchange Program a
fee of $360 is required at the time of application. This fee is non-refundable
unless ISEP is unable to place the applicant, in which case $50 of this fee is
To apply for an ISEP Direct Program
(semester and/or summer) a non-refundable application fee of $60 is due at the
time of application.In addition to
the fee, a $500 program deposit is also due at the time of application.
Students need a passport which will be valid for at least six
months beyond the last day of studies.
All students should apply
for or renew (if necessary) their U.S. (or other) passports as soon as possible.
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the most
up-to-date information regarding Visa requirements.
to find out what is required for study abroad!
All study abroad participants must fulfill the required study
abroad orientation process.
The orientations will cover administrative logistics, travel,
health, safety, conduct, housing and cultural adjustment and whenever possible
involve discussions with past participants. More information regarding the
orientation process will be emailed to students.