Boğaziçi University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. Boğaziçi is located on the European banks of the famous Bosphorus strait. It was founded in 1863.
While Boğaziçi University is not hosting a conference during HCAP 2017, Boğaziçi University delegates will be attending the January conference at Harvard.
Academic sessions are led by prominent leaders who study inequality and urban transformation in Turkey.
Activities in years past have included visits to religious and historical sites like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque, strolls along the Bosphorus, city views from the Sapphire Terrace, walking tours of the Galata and Bebek neighborhoods, and scavenger hunts around the city.
Social events include going to a Turkish bath house, learning Turkish traditional dance, and shopping at the city's various bazaars.
HCAP has had a long-standing partnership with Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Due to current events and Harvard’s elevated risk travel alert on the city, we cannot plan to send Harvard students to Istanbul this coming March.
HOWEVER, we still plan to bring 8 Istanbul delegates to the Harvard conference in January. Our goal is to form a non-traveling Harvard delegation to host and spend the Wintersession week with them, though as of right now there will be no corresponding conference in Istanbul in March. These Harvard students would participate in only the January conference.