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Kolej is the Turkish word for college though it is used as a supplementary title for private high schools in Turkey. The name originates from Robert College, the first American educational institution founded outside of the United States. Though founded as a college, Robert College has been operating as a private high school since 1971. According to the Turkish education system, official name for a private high school is the direct translation, özel lise, not kolej.