ARIT SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED TURKISH LANGUAGE STUDY AT BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY,
Application deadline is March 15, 2021
Program Announcement | Program Application Form
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For summer
2021, the American
Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for advanced
participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at
Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. The program will run in-country with on-line instruction for summer 2021. Please contact the program office [aritfellowship at georgetown.edu] with specific questions.
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.
COURSE OF STUDY: Participation in the program includes 80 hours of instruction during the summer. Courses supported by the ARIT fellowship are offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, online exercises, and open conversations with teaching assistants. Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields on Thursdays. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Mondays.
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. Please have transcripts and letters submitted electronically to aritfellowship at georgetown.edu. The application deadline is March 15, 2021. 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
Email to: [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 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.