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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:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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:
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.
Summer 2012 Participant
Everything in Turkey is CHEAP! I budgeted to spend at least $1000 more. Istanbul is VERY modern and like any other big city.
Yalda Brooke Mirabi, Summer 2012 Participant
Go into this program with tolerance and an open-mind.
Christina M Rodriguez-Padilla, Summer 2015 Participant
I loved being so far out of my element; learning how to get around Ortakoy, learning Turkish and getting used to a new culture in a short amount of time. I think this study abroad program offers students a unique opportunity to get a one on one learning experience from your professors, including the dean of the law school! We had the opportunity to learn Turkish criminal law from one of the authors of the Turkish criminal code (Professor Yenisey) .
Summer 2012 Participant
The opportunity to meet Dean Mazza in a non academic environment was well as getting to take a class from him, getting to take a class on Criminal Procedure from Professor Yenisey, going Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary on the excursion. I fell in love with Istanbul!
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This program is currently not accepting applications.