Turkish

Turkish Summer Program

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The Turkish summer program offers students the opportunity to increase their Turkish language skills through intensive language classes and experiential learning opportunities. Classes focus on improving speaking, listening, reading and writing in Turkish. Host family stays provide participants with valuable opportunities for Turkish conversation and insight into Turkish culture. Cultural activities and excursions complement the formal language classes and give participants a deeper understanding of Turkish history, society, and culture.

Program Location: Turkey
Program Dates: Summer programs last six to eight weeks and typically start in mid-June to early July and end in early to mid-August.
Accommodations: Host families

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Good to know: Turkey’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia creates a unique blend of Eastern and Western traditions and culture, apparent in the customs, dress and language of the Turkish people. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is known and revered as the father of modern Turkey. The name Atatürk means father of the Turks. Read more.

Fun fact! Many Turkish food terms have made their way into the English dictionary, including şiş kebap (shish kebab), and yoğurt (yogurt).

There will not be a Turkish academic year program for the 2019-20 program year.

Pre- and Post-Program Expectations

All participants will be required to participate in pre-program language learning programs, as guided by their implementing organization. All participants will be required to complete a pre-program survey, pre-program language assessments (if requested), and several post-program surveys and language tests.

Find more information on Turkey on the U.S. Embassy site.



Explore multimedia stories about the NSLI-Y Turkish summer and academic year programs on NSLI-Y Interactive.


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