Istanbul owes its historic importance and its amazing cultural and architectural heritage to its perfect strategic location, straddling the Bosphorus straits which separate Europe and Asia Minor. Istanbul is no longer the nation's capital, but is Turkey's economic and cultural powerhouse. The fast-growing economy contributed to a flourishing arts and music scene. In Istanbul you can explore the city once known as the capital of capital cities, having served as the axis around which the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires revolved. With an abundance of historical mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars rubbing shoulders with modern shopping malls, bars, and night clubs, there are endless streets and waterways to get lost in, spread across two continents. Istanbul is also the financial and industrial center of the country, originating 25% of the GNP and playing a significant role in regional trade and cross-border relations. Listed 34th on the list of the world's largest city economies and home to 35 of the world's billionaires, Istanbul is the city where people come to do business.
One of Turkey's newest universities, OzU has plans to house one of the largest business programs in the country, with support from a world-class, multinational faculty. Yet despite its grand ambitions, the university is committed to retaining its young entrepreneurial spirit by enabling both student and faculty involvement in innovation and research commercialization.
Being a student at Ozyegin allows you to experience all that is Istanbul, from the ornate halls of TopkapÄ± Palace to the hyperactive trading floor of the Istanbul Stock Exchange, from the successful, experienced CEO to the up-and-coming entrepreneur. Get in touch with the past and the future of Turkey and the region at OzU.
Studying at OzU means...
Fall semester: September to December
Spring semester: February to June
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at Ozyegin and take a total of 30 ECTS credits at OzU to meet the minimum requirements.
Courses vary slightly from semester to semester and a typical offering includes:
Exchange student orientation includes a crash course in Turkish and students have the opportunity to take a semester-long Turkish language course. Nearly all classes at OzU are offered in English.
Ozyegin University has residence halls to house students, located only ten minutes away from campus. The residence halls offer modern, comfortable living environment and feature facilities and services to ensure an efficient study atmosphere. Additionally, given the central location of the university, there is a wide range of suitable rental options in the surrounding area. The International Office offers limited support to help interested students find off-campus accommodations.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,300|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunizations)||$425|
|Books and Materials||$150|
|Room and/or Board||$3,500|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$1000|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies
All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.
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