ARIT SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED TURKISH LANGUAGE STUDY AT BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY,
June 20 - August 6, 2019
Program Announcement | Program Application Form
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For summer
2019, 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: 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 February 1. Please pay the application fee via the link below. The application includes:
- Application form including your 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 [aritoffice at gmail.com]
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 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, 2018. 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.