Robert College is one of the oldest American schools still in existence outside the United States. It was founded in Bebek in 1863. Its sister school, American College for Girls, was founded a few miles south, on the hills of Arnavutköy in 1871. In 1969, the Supreme Court of Turkey decided that private institutions of higher learning were unconstitutional. So Robert College merged with American College for Girls on the Arnavutköy campus, retaining the name Robert College but continuing as a secondary school in 1971. The original Robert College was transferred to a new entity Boğaziçi University, which continued all the traditions of Robert College, including instruction in English.
I went to Robert College for high school and as any good kolejli would, went on to Boğaziçi University for my undergraduate studies. I took this photo in 2007 when I went to an ASEE International Symposium in Istanbul. Boğaziçi University hosted us for the banquet (you can see the banquet tables behind the bushes). I arrived a little early to tour my Alma Mater and take some pictures. On the left is Hamlin Hall (called 1nci Yurt back when I attended BU), one of the men's dorms. On the right is Albert Long Hall. It used to house the Physics department in the late 70s and early 80s. It is now a "Cultural Center."
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