CIEE Arts and Sciences at Koç University (Program is currently suspended)

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Academic Program

All students are required to enroll in a Turkish language course at their level and four additional courses at Koç University.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Mary MacNaughton, Nancy Macko. Staff: Neva Barker
  • Fields of study: Social sciences and the humanities, natural sciences, math, engineering
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA, 8.25 - 8.9 GPA requires a petition, area studies course
  • Number of program participants: 15 - 35

Living Arrangements

Students share a double room with a Turkish roommate in the dorms on campus. Students in the dorm prepare their own meals or eat at the campus center with a stipend provided by Scripps. Homestays may be possible, but limited. Students will have breakfast and dinner with their hosts and receive a stipend for lunches from Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to late December/early January
  • Spring: Late January to early June


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Istanbul and Los Angeles.