I Orientation Week
Students are provided with an in-depth orientation week which covers opportunities and resources on campus as well as group activities and excursions. Our Orientation Schedule is designed to provide helpful information on the exchange student experience inside and outside of the campus.
We would like to share the below video for of our orientation week. Enjoy!
II Inter-lingual Rendezvous
The Inter-lingual Rendezvous is an extra-curricular, not-for-credit program which aids in student transition and integration to Turkish culture. Sessions take place on a weekly basis in different parts of the city which enables students to both discover Istanbul as well as the language and culture. Sessions are led by enthusiastic Koç University students with a love for Istanbul and a thirst for cultural understanding. The sessions provide an environment for cultural exchange, friendship, and enlightenment while equipping students with practical language skills.
III Mentorship Program
Each incoming student is assigned to an Exchange Mentor (a Koç University student) who acts as a guide and resource person throughout the semester. Each mentor is responsible for approximately five students and maintains weekly communication with each of them. The mentors go through a rigorous selection, interview, and training process before being assigned a group of students. Mentors are generally reliable, hard-working individuals open to cultural exchange. They take their students’ well-being into consideration at all times and are always ready to address your questions or concerns.
Exchange students are welcome to take advantage of Koç University’s on-campus support services. For counselling and psychological services, please refer to the link below.
V Career Development Service
The Koç University Career Development Center aims to assist the students of the university in relating their values, interests, skills and abilities and life style preferences to their career choices, exploring career options, preparing for the opportunities and using the university’s dynamic network to establish the necessary connections, so that they can make informed and fulfilling career choices.
All the services also apply to Exchange Students while studying at Koc University:
- Appointments with a Career Consultant (may include CV/Cover Letter review, job search advice, graduate school planning, and other career-related issues). The student can make the appointment on KUcareerlink.
- Access to all Career Development Center Workshops and online resources (like VAULT, and GoingGlobal).
Students can get access to the Career Development Center website following https://career.ku.edu.tr/en.
As soon as they arrive at Koç University, students will have access to KUcareerlink via which they can take career counselling appointments, use online resources, and also search for internship and job opportunities. They can access KUcareerlink on https://career.ku.edu.tr/en by clicking “Make a Counseling Appointment” heading.
VI Health Center
Koç University’s Health Center welcomes all exchange students. The center is equipped with 24-hour care and English-speaking doctors. It also has an ambulance and can be reached by dialling:
- Emergency: +90 212 338 1100
- Ambulance/Call Center: +90 212 338 1273
VII Emergency Procedures
Koç University implements a special Emergency Protocol for International Programs. This protocol includes all international programs, international students, researchers and interns. University wide Safety & Security Protocol, which is more comprehensive and includes the whole university community, is managed and maintained by Workplace Safety Department. Click here to read International Programs Emergency Protocol.