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Law in Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: University of Kansas Study Abroad 
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/15/2015
Rolling Admission 05/24/2015 06/13/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Housing Options: Hotel
Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Justine Hamilton
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA Eligibility:
2.5 GPA Academic Discipline: Law
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

Photo of market in TurkeyThe Istanbul Study Abroad Program is co-sponsored by the South Texas College of Law and the William Mitchell College of Law, and is conducted in cooperation with the University of Bahcesehir in Istanbul.

For more information about the program, including courses, faculty, housing, and excursions, please visit the KU School of Law website at:

Dates and costs will be listed above once confirmed.

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:

Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Letter of Good Standing
        d. Authorization to Release Student Information
        e. Student Conduct Verification

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Yalda Brooke Mirabi, Summer 2012 Participant
Go into this program with tolerance and an open-mind.
Jason A Vigil, Summer 2014 Participant
It is way too hard to pinpoint a favorite part of the program; everything was so incredible! This was a great chance to get to know a couple of my professors from KU in a completely unique environment, meet other excellent professors, interact with other students that were in my program or other programs, and broaden my world views. The place itself (Istanbul) was beautiful and I cannot wait to go back! When people think of Turkey, vacation generally does not come to mind, but Istanbul's culture, people, and landscape is one of a kind!
Jason A Vigil, Summer 2014 Participant
When going to law school, the majority of students focus on only U.S. courts and pay no mind to foreign or international courts. This experience broadened my world view and made me realize that the U.S. system is only one out of many and there are courts on a global scale. It is very humbling to find out we are but one piece in a massive picture!
Jessica L Hartman, Summer 2012 Participant
At the end of the trip, I returned to a restaurant I had visited on the first day of the program. The waiter remembered me and complimented my Turkish and told me I no longer needed the English version of the menu.
Jason A Vigil, Summer 2014 Participant
I found my interactions with the professors was the most rewarding. During the normal school semesters in the U.S., I never really reached out and got to know my professors. This trip encouraged me to get to know and interact with them on a daily basis. Coming back for this fall semester, I am excited to see them again and tell them about the rest of my summer.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.