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Travel Information

Students who are admitted into the program should download the Orientation Packet, by clicking on the link.

Useful Links

Below you will find links to helpful resources and to learn more about studying/traveling in Istanbul in particular and Turkey in general.

CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES - ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Official U.S. government office in Istanbul. The U.S. Embassy in Turkey is located in Ankara, Turkey.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control and Prevention information website for travelers going to Turkey.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PASSPORT BUREAU

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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD

Homepage for Student ID cards that come with many benefits for student travelers and is required by all SIUE study abroad participants.

STUDENTS ABROAD

U.S. Department of State website for students studying abroad.

TURKEY TRAVEL PLANNER

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