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December 17, 2012

Fellowship: ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Application Deadline is February 5, 2013

PROGRAM: For summer 2013 20 June - August 2, 2013, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and
fellowships for approximately 15 advanced students and scholars for participation in the summer program
in 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 maintenance stipend. Full-time students
and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply

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- and off-campus

LIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are
eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:
1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

Posted by sarayu at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM

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