Study for a Semester in Turkey!
Yasar University has been delivering globally recognized, prestigious degree programs since 2001. With CEA accreditation, award-winning student mobility programmes, and recognition by global scholarship awarding bodies, the university prides itself on its international reputation and the success of its professional graduates. Located in the coastal city of Izmir, Yasar University students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to work alongside the university’s accomplished and international academic staff.
One of the oldest cities in world, Izmir combines the richness of history with a modern lifestyle, becoming a hub for multiculturalism. Izmir is also a port city and commercial centre for the region, benefitting from a qualified workforce, a variety of sources of raw material and a highly developed transportation network. Goods produced in Izmir conform to global quality standards. With its industry, port of export and international fairs, Izmir is one of the most developed cities in Turkey.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Mid January
- Spring Semester: Late January to Late May
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the Yasar website
Izmir offers many great housing choices including Yasar University’s new Halls of Residence. The University campus is centrally located which means there are many flats, houses and other accommodation options available. International Office is always available to provide assistance in finding an accommodation that best suits each student’s needs.
Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options. Students will submit their housing payment directly to Yasar or their housing provider.
For more information about housing please visit Yasar’s accommodation webpage.
Paid to Appalachian State
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc.
||$1000 - $1500
||$1000 - $1500
||$1800 - $2800
||$3700 - $5600
|Housing Deposit (Refundable)
||$800 - $1500
||$1600 - $3000
|1Essential Living Expenses
||$300 - $600
||$600 - $1200
|Books and Materials
||$100 - $150
||$200 - $300
||$100 - $150
||$200 - $300
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|Appalachian Student Health Insurance
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses
|2Personal Travel and Spending
||$600 - $800
||$1200 - $1600
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
To locate specific course offerings please visit the Yasar University’s programs webpage.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Yasar program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page