Istanbul Aydın University’s Short-Term Study Programs Office launched the first Delightful Istanbul Summer School Program back in 2014. Offering specially designed courses with credits and introducing a rich cultural program, Delightful Istanbul aims to offer quality courses while participants enjoy the intercultural environment throughout the program. While you follow your course, you also get the chance the discover the top attractions in the city through tours that are part of the program as well as by joining the optional tours.

The program has been very successful, in 2015 participants in the program exceeded 100 with more than 20 different countries and 50 + universities involved in the program.

As of 2016 winter school edition is introduced which covers not one but two cities. This time ‘Delightfullers’ fly directly to Antalya, a city known as the ‘Turkish Riviera’ First part of the program involves many sightseeing tours, discovering the beauties of famous Antalya along with continuing courses in our hotel. The second week is as adventurous as the first one, unfolding the beauties of the magnificent city of Istanbul.

Delightful Istanbul Summer School is taking place during the last week of July and the first week of August while Delightful Antalya & Istanbul Winter School is organized during the last week of January and the first week of February. Dates may vary according to the year’s academic calendar.


The Antalya Region, offering all the mysticism of the past in our day, is now called the “Turkish Riviera” due to its archaeological and natural beauties. Antalya is the place where the sea, sun, history, and nature constitute a perfect harmony and which also includes the most beautiful and clearest coast along the Mediterranean. The city still preserves its importance as a center throughout history on the south coast of the country, in addition to its wonderful natural beauties. The mythological city which housed the Gods and Goddesses now exhibits all its secrets and marvels to mankind.

The climate of the province is typical Mediterranean: hot and dry in summer and temperate and rainy in winter. Sunshine is guaranteed from April to October and the winters are pleasantly mild. The humidity is a little bit high, about 64%, and the average water temperature is 21.5 °C. Antalya is really a heavenly place where the summer season is about 8-9 months long.


A combination of Modern and Traditional

It is İstanbul’s endless variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, grand mosques, bazaars, and sites of natural beauty are countless. While you’re relaxing on the western shores of the Bosphorus at sunset and watching the crimson evening light reflected on the other continent, it’ll become clear why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build a city on this remarkable site. In such moments, you can understand why İstanbul is truly one of the world’s most magnificent cities.

All university students who are currently enrolled in a university degree program in their home country can apply to Delightful Istanbul programs. Just choose the subject, which appeals to you most, and start filling out your application form.

We are looking forward to meeting you.