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Yunus Emre Institute Turkish Summer School 2018

Yunus Emre Institute invites applications for the Turkish Summer School 2018 where students will learn about Turkish language and explore the cities and rich culture of Turkey. This is a fully funded summer school program.

Since 2009, the Yunus Emre Institute has offered students from around the world the opportunity to study the Turkish language in Turkey. Students are able to attend classes that correspond to the level of their skill in the Turkish language. Students who have never taken Turkish before, as well as those who have studied it for years, are able to improve their language skills through classes that are taught entirely in Turkish, allowing for an immersive experience.

Benefits: The entire cost of the program, including the flights to and from Turkey and the meals on the program, will be covered by the Yunus Emre Institute.

Summer School Details: Students will be separated into groups and will live in cities across Turkey. With seven regions comprising of 81 cities, every group will have their own unique experience during the program. Every morning, Monday through Friday, students will have class for three and a half hours. The classes are taught entirely in Turkish, allowing for an immersive environment. Students will have totally 60 hours Turkish classes during the program.

Last summer, 700 students representing 57 countries partook in the Summer School. The groups were able to visit the 81 different cities throughout the 7 different regions of Turkey, allowing each group to have their own unique experience.

At the end of the program, the groups came together in Ankara, Turkey for the closing ceremonies of the Summer School. Afterwards, the groups traveled to Istanbul together for the last three days of the program.


Summer School Dates: 16 July – 12 August 2018