my experience in istanbul technical university Past Review

By (ENGINEERING., Trinity University) for

Istanbul Technical University: Istanbul - DIrect Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes totally

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

i did the study abroad program in the home country so i lived in my own house. so it was basically just going to the classes without any orientation. but students there were so helpful since i did not know the school's system they helped me lot- we all studied together so i didnt have a problem in the sense that i was new to there

* Food:

turkish food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? public transportation is so cheap


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

not everybody- most of the students and the prof were turkish

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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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the education is really good since it is one of the best technical universities in turkey. everything, the food, people, transportation, hosting was great but even tho the handouts were all in english, some part of the lectures were turkish