Istanbul, Turkey

Program Calendars

Istanbul, Turkey | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 1, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 11 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
November 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
January 7, 2018 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 31 - September 1, 2017 Departure from the US
August 31 - September 3 Kuban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice)
September 1 - 2 Arrival in Istanbul
September 1 - 3 Move into housing
September 3 Welcome dinner
September 5 - 9 Mandatory orientation
Optional Turkish Survival Course and Istanbul city tour
September 11 Fall courses begin
TBD Overnight field trip
October 29 Republic Day
TBD Overnight field trip
December 22 Fall courses end
December 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018 Fall final examinations
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day holiday
January 30 - March 1 Optional Turkish survival course and Istanbul city tour
February 7 Spring courses begin
TBD Overnight field trip
April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day
TBD Overnight field trip
May 18 Spring courses end
May 19 Youth Sports Day
May 21 - June 4 Spring final examinations
May 22 - June 5 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
June 12 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.