Seminar Essentials

Coordinating Institutions

Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
Koç University
İstiklal Cad
Nuru Ziya Sokak No:5
Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (0212) 393 60 00

American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue
P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835, Egypt

AUC New York Office:
420 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor
New York, NY 10018-2729
Tel: 212-730-8800


Saturday, June 12:  Arrive Cairo, Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18:  Classes and excursions in Egypt
Saturday, June 19: Arrive Istanbul, Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST)
Monday, June 21, through Friday, July 23:  Classes and excursions in Istanbul
Saturday, July 24:  Depart Istanbul

Travel Information

When planning your flights, be sure to consult the University Travel Portal,, particularly “International Consolidators” under “Flights” on the main menu for low fares on major airlines.

Information on ground transportation to and from both the Cairo International Airport (CAI) and the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) will be provided by the seminar administrator, Audrey Mainzer.

Before leaving on your trip, you must register online via the University Travel Database at . Details on this process will be provided by the seminar administrator, Audrey Mainzer. The site also provides other valuable information on international travel and on university resources that will make your trip easier.

Passports and Visas

A passport, valid for 6 months after your departure from Turkey, is required. To apply for or renew a passport, please consult: You may also apply for a passport through the post office in Palmer Square.

Visas, purchased at the airports in Cairo ($15) and Istanbul ($20), are required for entry into Egypt and Turkey.


McCosh Health Center will contact each student directly about required and suggested immunizations. A mandatory predeparture meeting with a health representative from McCosh will be held in April or May.

Housing and Meals

Housing and some meals will be provided at American University in Cairo and at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University in Istanbul. Check back for detailed information.