Students who are admitted into the program should download the Orientation Packet, by clicking on the link.
Below you will find links to helpful resources and to learn more about studying/traveling in Istanbul in particular and Turkey in general.
Official U.S. government office in Istanbul. The U.S. Embassy in Turkey is located in Ankara, Turkey.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control and Prevention information website for travelers going to Turkey.
U.S. State Department, where you can find information about obtaining or renewing your passport, which must be valid beyond the duration of your stay abroad.
Homepage for Student ID cards that come with many benefits for student travelers and is required by all SIUE study abroad participants.
U.S. Department of State website for students studying abroad.
An excellent website with information for travelers going to Turkey.
RECOMMENDED TRAVEL GUIDES
• Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul and Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey
• Time Out: Istanbul
• Lonely Planet: Istanbul and Lonely Planet: Turkey