My experience in Istanbul was incredible. Turkey is so far from anything we know as Americans and will change your perception on life, culture, and religion.

Participant in Istanbul, Turkey


Turkey Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Language: Turkish
  • Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
Hagia Sophia. Photo credit: USAC Staff

Hagia Sophia. Photo credit: USAC Staff

The modern Republic of Turkey is the only secular democracy in the Muslim world. It has thousands of kilometers of coastline along the Black, Aegean, and Mediterranean Seas; in addition to its natural and geographic wonders, it is also home to cultural, archaeological, and historical wonders. It literally is home to two wonders of the ancient world. Hospitality is a cornerstone of Turkish culture: visitors are to be treated as “guests sent by God,” and you'll certainly feel at home on the USAC Istanbul program.

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