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About the Program

This Dual-Diploma Program is an undergraduate program in which students spend half of their education at Binghamton University and the other half at a Turkish university. The Program received the 2007 Heiskell Award for International Exchange Partnerships by the Institute of International Education, one of the world’s leading international education organizations which administers such programs as Fulbright and the Humphrey Fellowships.

In 2015, Binghamton University and Beijing International Studies University (BISU) signed an agreement for a collaborative education program--BISU 1+3 Program. Qualified BISU 1+3 students will study in either English or Linguistics major at Binghamton University for three years, after completing the first year of their undergraduate curriculum at BISU.  After fulfilling all academic requirements, BISU 1+3 students will earn a bachelor's degree awarded by Binghamton and a bachelor's degree awarded by BISU.

Program Features

Study in two countries: This Program offers students a highly unique experience and prepares them for a globalized world. Our students will receive two diplomas--one from Binghamton University and the other from a distinguished Turkish university upon completion of all academic requirements.

English proficiency: Students develop excellent language skills as they live and study in the United States.

Bi-cultural experience: This Program allows students to experience two distinctively different cultures. Upon completing the degree, students are well-prepared to work in a multi-cultural environment and to function in an international arena.

High academic quality: Most important, this Program is academically rigorous, as students must fulfill all academic requirements of both home university and Binghamton University to complete the degree and to receive either diploma.

Pattern of Study

Dual-Diploma Programs with Turkey: Each program is designed to fit the needs of the specific academic field. Typically, students spend Year 1 and Year 3 at their home universities in Turkey and Year 2 and Year 4 at Binghamton University. Students requiring English preparation upon admission spend one year studying in the Intensive English Programs at a Turkish university before beginning the regular coursework.

Students who complete all course requirements AND complete one full academic year of study (two consecutive semesters) in the United States may be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization. Some students may even be eligible for a 24-month extension. For more information on OPT eligibility, please visit Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

BISU 1+3 Program: Students spend Year 1 at BISU and Year 2-4 at Binghamton. Students who complete all course requirements AND complete one full academic year of study (two consecutive semesters) in the United States may be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization. For more information on OPT eligibility, please visit Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

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Last Updated: 2/9/18