mid-June – early August 2024
Program Announcement | Program Application Form
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For summer 2024, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. This is a unique opportunity for intensive and immersive study of advanced Turkish language.
PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation and orientation activities online.
COURSE OF STUDY: The Boğaziçi TLCP is an *intensive* language program, with four hours of classes plus lab and conversation hours each weekday. The ARIT fellowship supports the advanced study of Turkish. Class size is limited to ten students. Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants. Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields as well as weekly Turkish film sessions.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:
- Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
- Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
- Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete the application on-line. Transcripts and letters may be submitted separately, either electronically or by mail to the address below. The application deadline is likely to be in early February. Please pay the application fee via the link below. The application includes:
- Application form including your statement of purpose
- Two letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
- Official transcript
- Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.
It is also necessary to apply directly to Turkish Language and Culture Program.
For additional information, please contact:
Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
210 North Poulton Hall
1437 – 37th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
Email to: [aritfellowship at georgetown.edu] or [aritoffice at gmail.com]
PLEASE NOTE: The Boğaziçi University Turkish Language and Culture Program offers intensive courses at varied levels. For further information contact:
Telephone: (90-212) 359-4913
Fax: (90-212) 265-7131
E-mail: tlcp at boun.edu.tr
OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
Critical Language Scholarships at Summer Institutes. The CLS programs support graduate and undergraduate students to participate in intensive study of Turkish at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels during the summer, 2021. Application deadline is generally mid-November.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. FLAS fellowships are administered through the National Resource Centers located within universities. FLAS fellowships support the study of Turkish language both in the US and in Turkey.
The ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language is sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education together with Georgetown University and the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages provide support for the program.