About the Program

A dual-diploma program is an undergraduate program in which students spend half of their education at a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and 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. Please click here for more information about this prestigious award.

In 2015, Binghamton University and Beijing International Studies University (BISU) signed an agreement for a collaborative education program--BISU 1+3 Program, in which qualified students enrolled at BISU, after successfully completing the first year of their undergraduate curriculum, will be transferred into selected fields of study at Binghamton University for the next 3 years to finish a required training curriculum to qualify for a bachelor's degree awarded by BISU and a bachelor's degree awarded by Binghamton University. Each successful student will receive a Bachelor's degree from BISU, and a Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University.

Program Features

Study in two countries: Dual Diploma and Collaborative Degree programs offer students a highly unique experience and prepares them for the increasingly global world. Students study in two different countries and upon completion of the degree, receive a diploma from each partner.

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

Bi-cultural experience: The programs allow 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 effectively in an international arena.

High academic quality: Most important, the programs are academically rigorous, as students must meet the 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, so there are various patterns of study. Typically, students spend years 1 and 3 at the Turkish institution and years 2 and 4 at Binghamton University. Students completing programs with year 4 in the United States may be eligible for optional practical training (OPT) for up to 12 months. Students requiring English preparation upon admission spend one year studying intensive English in a Turkish university before beginning the regular coursework.

BISU 1+3 Program: Students spend the first year at BISU and three years at Binghamton. Students completing programs with year 4 in the United States may be eligible for optional practical training (OPT) for up to 12 months.

Program Partners

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Last Updated: 12/8/16