Welcome to SU Istanbul!

For two millennia, this seaport city has been a center of culture and commerce. The art and architecture of ancient Greece, the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire still coexist and permeate the contemporary life of the city—a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.

Today, Istanbul sites at the geographic intersection of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East—an incomparable vantage point to some of the most important issues of our time. You will come to better understand the interconnectedness of the United States, Europe, and Asia, and the increasingly pivotal role Turkey plays in regional and world affairs. Based at Bahçeşehir University, the SU Istanbul program will introduce you to the city’s grand past and its exciting future. Come find your place in Istanbul.