Education is an effective tool for both personal and social change. At IHU’s School of Education we aim to equip our students with all relevant values and competencies so as to enable them to play an active role in the construction of the future. The School of Education will be offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of Counseling and Psychological Services, Gifted Education, and Preschool Education. All these programs aim to establish an intellectual bridge between the cultural legacies of both the East and the West, to promote interdisciplinary interaction, and to encourage creative and critical thinking. Currently the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services is admitting students to its undergraduate and graduate (MA with thesis) programs. The undergraduate program takes five years (a full year of English language prep plus four years of undergraduate education), while the MA with thesis program takes two years (including a year of course-work plus a second year for research and writing). The Department aims to launch a PhD program in the coming years. Students are allowed to choose from a wide range of courses offered by the Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy Departments; they can also take advantage of national and international research opportunities in line with their interests and special requirements. The School of Education aims to create a multicultural campus environment by attracting international students from all over the world, to provide its students with the latest technological equipment, and to introduce them to learning through active practice with the help of qualified internships at distinguished institutions. The Counseling and Psychological Services Department’s special policy is to explore, use and enable an alternative counseling model that promotes inter-civilizational interaction. In this thriving, throbbing world-city of Istanbul, students will have countless opportunities through the year to attend cultural events, festivals and concerts or to visit historical sites and museums.