About the Program
The Turkish Flagship is an undergraduate program at Indiana University in Bloomington designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Turkish while pursuing a degree in their chosen field. The Flagship is a rigorous program of study in Turkish language to enable highly-motivated students to become global professionals.
The Language Flagship
The Turkish Flagship was established in 2011 with a grant from the Language Flagship Program, a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education and business, the Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.
Join the Turkish Flagship today and learn 1 year of Turkish in 8 weeks!
Introductory and Intermediate Turkish classes are offered this summer through the IU Summer Language Workshop. All participants in the Workshop pay in-state tuition rates. Undergraduate Indiana residents receive an additional 25% tuition discount.
New in Summer 2013: Bridge from Turkish to Uzbek!
Students have the opportunity to further their Turkic language studies by bridging from Turkish to Uzbek. Over 30 million people speak the Uzbek language. This special intensive course aims to enable students to reach advanced levels of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing. Sign up today for CEUS T-398 and 399. This course requires students to have a proficiency of, at a minimum, Advanced Turkish. Native Turkish speakers are also encouraged to apply! For more information please visit the course website or contact the Academic Specialist and Uzbek Bridge Course Developer, Umida Khikmatillaeva, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS and EVENTS
Our Director Prof. Dr. Silay has been invited to participate in the “Illuminated Verses: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts” project by the two New York-based organizations, City Lore and Poets House. Visit News and Events to learn more.
In recent meetings with officials of TÖMER, our partners at Ankara University in capstone education for Turkish Flagship students, our Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Silay put together the foundation of the Capstone Experience for our first students in Summer and Fall, 2013.