Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Istanbul is crisscrossed with sumptuous palaces, mosques and gardens where the sultans played; it’s also an energetic modern city of Greek, Armenian, Russian, Arab, religious and secular influences, where people from around the world still come to make their fortunes.

The program took place at Bahçeşehir's Galata campus, one of Turkey’s top universities, and home to Turkey’s leading journalism school. The campus is located on the stunning shores of the European Bosphorus, in the heart of Istanbul, and near all urban bus and ferry transport.

Istanbul Location

Istanbul Photos

Students and faculty arrive at the Istanbul airport after four days in Venice.
One of the first class sessions of the program held at the Bahçeşehir campus on the Bosporus.
A sunset ferry ride on the Bosporus with students and other faculty.
New world chic coexists with tradition in Istanbul.
Steve Anderson at the entrance to the Bahçeşehir University campus building in the Galata neighborhood.
Arriving on the Asian side of Istanbul (Kadikoy neighborhood) after a ferry trip across the Bosporus.
A vendor selling Simit in Istanbul

Fact Sheet

ROLE: Video Journalism Instructor | Website Creator

LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey, beginning with four days in Venice to connect Venice as the historic gateway to Turkey and the Orient.

DATES: July 2 - July 30, 2015

AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY: Bahçeşehir University - Galata Campus

SUBJECTS: International Reporting | Video Journalism

WEBSITE: http://projects.ieimedia.com/2015istanbul

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