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Local Representative

Ms. Leyla Merve Kayali



Important Dates

Application Deadline:

December 18th


Mid-January (dates TBD)


Regular: $0 USD


USD $12,600 for Sanderson (full) Scholarship, $38,250 for Lindfors (partial) Scholarship

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Welcome to ASSIST Turkey

ASSIST became active in Turkey to help young Turkish students currently in the 9th or 10th grade who would like to spend one year as exchange students in the United States as 10th or 11th graders. There are also very limited places for 12th graders and post-graduates. Candidates should note that very few ASSIST member schools offer the IB curriculum; you should assume that you would enroll in a traditional American-style curriculum.


Our work in Turkey began in 2012/13, and ultimately dozens of Turkish students have studied in the States through ASSIST.

Virtual Information Sessions

Please email Leyla Merve Kayali at our Turkish partner organization, LMK Consulting, for more information regarding upcoming virtual information sessions about the ASSIST program, and to get the Zoom link to the meeting.

Application Process for 2025/26 Scholarships

Together with our Turkish partner, LMK Consulting, Turkish scholars may apply.  The application process for scholarships for the 2025/26 school year will begin in early August, 2024. Once your application has been submitted, you will have access to a checklist listing additional required materials, like teacher recommendations and grade transcripts. We encourage you to check your applicant portal often to see the status of your materials. If successful, you may also be invited to take an English test and to interview January or February of 2025.


For further information, please contact Mrs. Leyla Merve Kayali at lmk@lmkconsulting.org.

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