ARIT SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTENSIVE ADVANCED TURKISH LANGUAGE STUDY AT BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY,
Program Announcement | Program Application Form
Program dates and application form for summer 2016 to be posted in late fall 2015.
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For summer
2016, the American
Research Institute in Turkey will offer approximately 15 fellowships for advanced
students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at
Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of
one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a
PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.
COURSE OF STUDY: ARIT fellowship supported courses are
offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Each
class meets twenty hours per week. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and
reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with
teaching assistants. In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an
informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation. Participants also
attend extracurricular activities including films, lectures, and cultural events both on-
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
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials
are available here [Application.pdf]. Complete and save the .pdf form and submit electronically to the e-mail address below or as a paper form to the mailing address. The application deadline is February 5. The application includes:
- Application form and statement of purpose
- Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
- Official transcript
- Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.
You also may request information by contacting:
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
[aritfellowship at georgetown.edu] or [firstname.lastname@example.org]
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Boğaziçi University Turkish Language and Culture Program offers intensive courses at all levels. For further information contact:
Telephone: (90-212) 359-7678
Fax: (90-212) 265-7131
E-mail: tlcp at boun.edu.tr