Last week I had the incredible opportunity to spend 5 days exploring Istanbul, Turkey with my wife and a couple good friends. Prior to my move to Denver, I previously lived abroad in Turkey, so it is always a treat to be back in that enchanting land where the history and culture are a unique blend of ancient and modern, Christian and Muslim, and East and West — Istanbul is literally situated on two continents!
Below is a series of photographs I captured throughout our week to document our travels. My hope is that these images would awaken an interest in you to consider studying abroad for a semester. Over 70% of DU undergraduate students take advantage of this transformational opportunity to study at one of 150 different locations across the globe. The University of Denver strives to make studying abroad accessible to all students through the Cherrington Global Scholars program, which supports students by covering many costs such as visa fees, residence permits, and even travel fare!
Take a moment to dream of what your semester abroad might look like. If there were no limits, where would you go?
Wake up each morning to a leisurely Turkish breakfast complete with fresh fruits, vegetables, hard cheeses, and multiple glasses of çay (Turkish tea.)
Hop a ride on a ferryboat to criss-cross the Bosporus Strait, which separates the Asian and European sides of the city. Ferryboat tickets run for a mere $0.65 or so.
The Blue Mosque: one of the most famous mosques in the world, situated in the most historic district of Istanbul, known as Sultanahmet.
Explore the labyrinth of endless cobblestone streets, and swing by your local market to pick-up all varieties of freshly picked fruits and vegetables.
Ortaköy: one of the most popular neighborhoods of Istanbul, situated directly along the Bosporus. In the background is one of the bridges spanning the east and west.
Alex Priebe - Visit Receptionist