Your chance to study where Eastern and Western Worlds meet

This innovative study abroad program in the heart of the captivating city of Istanbul will immerse you in the cultures, religions and societies that are so special to this place. This unique cultural experience will open your mind to the diversity of people who have co-existed for centuries in this fascinating place, which is always both modern and dynamic and ancient and traditional.

You’ll study Arcadia's unique 4-credit core course at our Center: Istanbul: City of Contrast and Coexistence. This course immerses you in the spectacular city of Istanbul, absorbing the rich mix of cultures, ethnicities, religions and peoples found in the city and in Turkey itself. In addition, you’ll take 5-6 courses (3 credits each) at one of Turkey’s most prestigious modern universities: Kadir Has University. It is located in one of the most historically rich areas of the city, along the harbor inlet known as The Golden Horn.

Overall, my semester in Turkey was unlike anything I could have expected and it was far more life-changing than I could have ever imagined it would be. ”

Dan Merton

Arcadia University Student, Kadir Has University

  • Courses are taught in English and you’ll study alongside Turkish and international students.

  • Kadir Has offers a wide range courses at its faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Arts and Science, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Communication or Art and Design.

  • Enjoy the mix of ancient and modern life through learning both inside and outside the classroom in the city streets with expert faculty and staff.

  • Stay in the quaint neighborhood of Chiangir, rated one of the top five places to live in the world by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Academic Year 2016 TBA TBA 24-34 $22,100 4/20/2016 More Info
Spring 2016 1/26/2016 5/31/2016 12-17 $15,990 10/15/2015 More Info
Fall 2016 9/6/2016 12/24/2016 12-17 $15,500 4/20/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Turkey are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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