ISTANBUL: CAPA

Turkey

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Mid September - Mid December
  • Summer Full - Early July - Mid August

Application Deadline

  • Summer Full - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The CAPA Istanbul Program allows students to take a range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts while also studying the Turkish language. The program provides students with an opportunity to study at a Turkish university while also encouraging them to explore the city of Istanbul. This program is open to students of all language abilities. All CAPA students will be given the option to participate in Erasmus Club activities with other international students.

Courses

  • Semester Programs: Students enroll in four courses for a total of 16 NU credits
  • Summer Program: Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits

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Host University

The Istanbul Study Center is housed at Bilgi University. Founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit institution, Bilgi offers programs to nearly 10,000 students. The curriculum focuses on the social sciences, economics, business, communications, the arts, and law. The courses take place at two different campuses, and CAPA staff have an office on one campus to help students with any questions.

Bilgi has several campuses in Istanbul, but most classes take place at the Dolapadere campus near Taksim Square. The CAPA offices are also located at this campus. Often viewed as the center of modern Istanbul, Taksim Square hosts everything from elegant cafes to designer shops. Running west from the square, İstiklal Caddesi, the main pedestrian street in the area, is a popular shopping and dining destination for both tourists and locals. Taksim Square is also a major transportation hub, and from here it is possible to take buses and the metro to other parts of the city.

Each campus of the university has a library, and CAPA students will have borrowing rights. A substantial part of the library collection is in English so campus libraries serve as the main location for academic research. Students will have access to the campus computer labs as well as computers in the residence building at no cost.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP and CAPA Applications
    • Official transcript (submit directly to OISP)
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page (submit directly to OISP)
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Turkey, Istanbul: CAPA Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 2013: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Turkey, Istanbul: CAPA Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

CAPA students will live in a student residence within commuting distance of the center; there is one residence for male students and another for female students. Students live in twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a refrigerator. A shared kitchen is available on each floor, and there are study areas and computer labs throughout the residence. Each residence is also equipped with wireless Internet. There is a free shuttle between the residences and the campuses

Destination

Straddling Europe and Asia and home to more than 13 million people, Istanbul is unlike any city in the world. Through its history as Byzantium, Constantinople and now Istanbul, the city has been the scene of massive conflicts and profound cultural interactions. Today the city hosts everything from bazaars and mosques to cafes and boutique shops. Once the capital of the longstanding Ottoman Empire, today Istanbul is trying to find a balance between East and West.