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Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000. In the eighteen years since its establish... read more

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January 31, 2020 Different
I learned that I love to study and be in school and learn new things but I definitely like smaller groups in class because it's easier to ask questions and understand the professor. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Koc University: Istanbul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned to live a differen lifestyle and deal with ambiguity. In the US, people always rush everywhere and try to do everything at once. Life is very stressful and necessarily productive. Living in Turkey, I learn to give myself a break and live my social, spiritual, emotional life instead of just my career and academic life. - Berea College View Entire Review
Too much to put into words. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. It was worthwhile. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the amazing and unique culture of Turkey. I also learned a lot about myself and what it means to be a world citizen! - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Koc University: Istanbul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
From the beginning I realized that I had a golden opportunity in front of me to do everything I can to push myself out of my comfort zone and see how I conduct myself in a completely new and foreign environment. There is a saying: "One of the best times to find yourself is when you're lost." When I went to Turkey, I went with th... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
I saw some of the most beautiful places in the world, and experienced the culture of Turkey. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
You definitely learn a lot about yourself. Studying abroad is the most amazing experience you will have in college and it is more than worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
That people generally want to meet you, but they may not initiate contact themselves - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Different
Knowledge from someone else's perspective. Definitely - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
i learned to enjoy life more and relax. i now want to live in europe and teach. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Yes, my study abroad program was very worthwhile. I understood how to live in a completely different place and culture and came to learn what others think of my own culture by engaging with the locals. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
There is too much to write, it redefined how I see life in general. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I learned how to travel by myself and communicate efficiently beyond language barriers. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to become more independent through traveling the country alone. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
Overall it was an unforgettable experience and one that I would repeat in a heartbeat. The friends I made and the memories I created will stick with me forever. The Turks say that you can take someone out of Turkey, but you can't take Turkey out of them. I would recommend this program to anyone that wants an atypical study ab... - Fordham University View Entire Review
Turkish. Yes, it was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
really got to know Turkish culture and Turkish people - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned how nice people can be. I am glad i chose Turkey because most people want to sincerely help you with everything. It is also an very welcoming, family based place. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I learned how to empathize and place myself in different shoes of a different culture. I also learned more about the international community and made numerous friends from different countries around the world. If there's one thing that I took away, it would be international awareness/acceptence. I wouldn't trade this experience ... - Western Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Exchange: Istanbul - Koc University Turkey
What I enjoyed most about the program were the people. Koc University attracts many exchange students from all over the world, so I not only got to interact with Turkish students but also students from all over. The campus is very safe and easy to navigate. Professors are accessible and classes are not difficult. - Tufts University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Koc University: Istanbul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Learned the language, traveled around the country, made some amazing friends, got to know the city - Trinity University View Entire Review
completely changed all my plans. being abroad helps you learn what you truly want in life. Best 4 months of my life. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Study abroad definitely changed my life and I would recommend it to ANYONE. I learned so much about myself and the world at large. I became so much more self-reliant and independent, and I made so many lasting friendships, especially with other study abroad students. It was also a great break from the rigor of my university in t... - Georgetown University View Entire Review
My study abroad was DEFINITELY worthwhile. It was such an experience to be in a different country for that amount of time. It was definitely a huge growing experience to travel alone, to manage a budget, to learn in a completely different educational system, and be surrounded by a new language. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000.


In the eighteen years since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey. Serving education with Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine, Koç University contributes to the elevation of knowledge and service both in Turkey and around the world through 22 undergraduate, 32 graduate and 18 PhD programs. The interdisciplinary nature of Koç University’s pedagogy equips students from all disciplines with the essential principles of the human sciences and promotes appreciation for the connection of knowledge across fields.

Koç University values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective.

Students who wish to apply as International Students must hold the nationality of a country other than Turkey (stateless citizens and refugees can also apply). The applicants must have successfully completed secondary education in Turkey or at a school equivalent to that of a Turkish high school, or they must currently be in the last year of secondary education.

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