Istanbul Technical University Past Review

By (Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville) for

Istanbul Technical University: Istanbul - DIrect Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I have a whole new outlook on the world, and I think engineers don't normally think about going abroad but it should be a necessary requirement just to expand their horizons and outlooks.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The city and campus's were amazing.

* Food:

I love food. I ate anything anyone told me to eat and tried some on my own.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We were with ITU students for most of the trip so they were very helpful, we went to different historical places in Istanbul.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I would like to say that for the Engineer's program, health was given a good consideration. The history students that were with us were less looked after. One girl had dietary restrictions so she couldn't eat many things they served, and she ended up not eating very much at all on the whole trip, enough that she had to be hospitalized when she got back in the states.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans