New Engineering Study Abroad Program in Istanbul

Northwestern University is offering a new science and engineering study abroad opportunity with Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, for the 2011-2012 school year.

Koç University is a private, nonprofit institution, founded in 1993. It currently has a student body of more than 4,000 students, and all courses are in English. Northwestern students will have the option of studying abroad for a semester or full academic year, and will be able to combine course work with research. This new exchange program mainly targets students in engineering, but students can also take courses in other disciplines, including economics, law, and humanities.

“This study-abroad program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from top professors in this dynamic country, which lies at the crossroads of the east and west,” said Gokhan Memik, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and faculty adviser of the program.

To learn more about the program, attend the information session on Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in room 1-240 in Ford. Refreshments will be served.

Istanbul has 19 universities and, as the former capital of two empires, has inherited a rich and unique collection of Byzantine and Ottoman masterpieces of art and architecture. Opera and ballet, numerous theaters and cinemas, concerts, sporting events and an international arts festival ensure a rich and vibrant cultural life.

The application deadline for fall semester is March 1. To learn more, contact International Program Development at (847) 467-6953 or or visit