Isaac Newton – We build too many walls and not enough bridges.


IstKon- the name connects the two cities Istanbul and Konstanz and stands for the exchange of ideas, opinions, typical cultural stuff and knowledge of each country.

The relationship Germany – Europe – Turkey is mainly characterized by tensions and conflicts. To overcome these, we want to build bridges by our annual conferences.



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Application for Core Organisation team


Application is closed!


Dear IstKon family,

everyone of you was part of the IstKon Student Exchange so far – some as organizers, some as participants, either last year in Konstanz or this year in Istanbul or both times. We are very happy to have all of you with us – and we hope to keep or get you involved into the future of IstKon! With this website post, we provide you with all information about how you can get involved in the future of IstKon. Specifically we answer the following three questions:

  1. How can I become a part of the future combined Core-Team?
  2. How can I be involved in the founding / setting up of an association for IstKon?
  3. What other possibilities to stay / get involved do I have?


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Great views, great food, and most importantly: great people!

by Katja Get-to-know games What a start to our 9-day student exchange! After everyone met their Buddy from the respective other team on friday evening, we were ready to go and explore Istanbul. However, before we split into smaller groups to see some hidden gems of the city, the Culture team had organized some games … Continue reading Great views, great food, and most importantly: great people!

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Istanbul – the world’s 7th-largest city and the largest European city

The city is known as the most crowded and most colorful city of Turkey. Furthermore, Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait. Die Bosphorus separates Europe and Asia, and the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

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Konstanz – Largest (and most beautiful) city of the Bodensee

Or Konschdaanz as an inhabitant of Konstanz would call the city (special dialect ;-)). The city is characterized by its extraordinary location on Lake Constance or Bodensee in German. The Rhein river passes through Konstanz and leaves it by flowing under two bridges which are connecting the two parts of the city.

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