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December 17, 2012

Turkish Language Program for Summer 2013

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2, 2013

Application Deadline is February 5, 2013.

PROGRAM: For summer 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 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.

ELIGIBILITY 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

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2,
2013 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Use the application form and procedures that are accessible on the web at the ARIT program webpage, http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html.

The application includes:
1. Application form and statement of purpose
2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
3. Application fee in the amount of $25, as a check or money order made out to ARIT

For further information, contact:
Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Georgetown University
210 North Poulton Hall
1437 - 37th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
E-mail: aritfellowship@georgetown.edu

Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324
Telephone: (215) 898-3474
E-mail: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
Application deadline is February 5, 2013.

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: Boğaziçi University offers intensive Turkish language courses at all levels independent of the ARIT-AATT-Georgetown program. Students of Turkish language may also apply directly to the Boğaziçi University Summer School and seek outside funding through their university department or other source.

For further information about courses in Turkish language (all levels) and culture offered at Boğaziçi University, contact:
Turkish Language and Culture Program
The Language Center
Boğaziçi University
80815 Bebek
Telephone: (90-212) 257-5039
Fax: (90-212) 265-7131
E-mail: language@boun.edu.tr

Posted by ksosnows at December 17, 2012 03:46 PM


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