English Language Programs

Study Abroad

Who should apply for a study abroad program?

  • Those students that have completed the İstanbul Bilgi University English Preparatory Program at the end of January and wish to develop their English instead of taking two terms of departmental courses (IRREGULAR students).
    • The level that the student was placed in according to the level placement exam is not a determining factor in whether a student can participate in a program.
    • All programs are available to students in this group (UPENN, Irvine, Kendall).

 

  • Those students that study in the English Preparatory Program upon their request in the İstanbul Bilgi University.
    • The level that the student was placed in according to the level placement exam is not a determining factor in whether a student can participate in a program.
    • Students from any level can participate at their own initiative.
    • All programs are available to students in this group (UPENN, Irvine, Kendall).

 

  • Those students that wish to complete their last term of study in the İstanbul Bilgi University English Preparatory Program at a program abroad.
    • These students can complete their language education at either UPENN or Irvine.
    • In order for a student to complete the Preparatory Program by June at a contracted institution, the student must be able to be placed at a level that is equivalent to level 5 at BİLGİ according to the institution’s placement test.
    • Students that are placed a level below (level 4) as a result of the contracted institution’s placement test can only finish the Preparatory Program by successfully completing summer school at BİLGİ or at the contacted institution or by getting the necessary score for exemption from an accepted proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) exam.


Click on the following links to get further information about the programs offered;

University of California, Irvine

University of Pennsylvania



Preparatory Program Exit Level Equivalency Table

Program

Equivalent level to be completed

BİLGİ

Level 5

Irvine

Level 4

UPENN

Level 500

Kendall

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