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Are you motivated to add professional fluency in a critical language to your resume? Interested in studying abroad in Turkey? Current IU undergraduates can apply to join the Turkish Flagship.


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So what is it like to be a Turkish Flagship student? See what they have to say:

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Student Spotlight: Madina Alimova

Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Madina Alimova is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. See more.


Turkish Flagship Events:

August

Student Welcome Meeting

Time: 2-4 pm

Date: Friday, August 29th

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138

September

Turkish Talk: A Brief History of Turkic Peoples

Guest Speaker: Aybike Tezel

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Date: Thursday, September 25th

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

October

Game Night

Time: 7-10 pm

Date: Thursday, October 2nd

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Turkish Talk: Turkey’s Economy

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bulent Guler

Time: 7-9 pm

Date:Tuesday, October 21st

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

November

The Language Flagship Culture Night

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 19th

Location: Foster Martin 012B (1000 N Fee Ln)

Who: Undergraduates of all majors


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

December

The Language Flagship Culture Night

Time: 6-8 pm

Date: Tuesday, December 2nd

Location: Collins Coffee House

Who: Undergraduates of all majors


Movie Night

Time: 3-6 pm

Date: Saturday, December 6th

Location: Fine Arts, Room 015


Turkish Talk: The Art of Turkish Coffee Ground Reading

Time: 11 am-1 pm

Date: Saturday, December 13th

Location: Anatolia Restaurant (405 E 4th St)


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

Please visit the event calendar page for more information about the events.


IU Events:

October

Bayram Celebration

Time: 12 pm

Date: Sunday, October 5th

Location: Bryan Park, Bloomington, Indiana


Workshop on the Ottomans and the Safavids

Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm

Date: Friday-Saturday, October 24-25th

Location: Woodburn Hall, Room 200


CEUS Open House

Time: 12-2:30 pm

Date: Thursday, October 30th

Location: Frangipani Room, IMU


Turkey's Republic Day

Time: 7-9 pm

Date: Friday, October 31st

Location: Tudor Room, IMU

November

Vice-Presidential Forum on Turkey

Time: 4 pm

Date: Tuesday, November 11th

Location: Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall)

December

Gulen Movement Conference

Time: 8am - 7pm

Date: Saturday, December 13th

Location: TBD


Partnership with ROTC:

We have scholarships available for IU Army and Air Force ROTC Cadets! Contact us to find out more!

 

Air Force ROTC Scholarship
The Air Force recently began awarding 3-4 year scholarships to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets to help meet the current and emerging strategic language and cultural competency needs of the Department of Defense and United States Air Force. The Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program is designed to help students pursuing an Air Force commission complete an advanced language and cultural study program at home and abroad with one of IU’s three Language Flagship Programs in Chinese, Swahili, or Turkish. For additional benefits of IU AFROTC membership, keep reading.


 

IU Language Flagship Centers:

 

About the Program

 

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Click here to view The Language Flagship program’s video.

The Turkish Flagship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at Indiana University Bloomington to achieve advanced language proficiency in Turkish while pursuing a degree in their chosen field. Our students study abroad, build highly marketable skills that set them apart when looking for jobs right out of college, and have fun while doing it! Interested? We’ll also help you find funding for the entire experience!

 

The Language Flagship is a rigorous program of study in 12 languages at 23 universities across the United States. IU is home to three programs—Chinese, Swahili and Turkish. That’s the highest number of Flagship Programs at any one university. Go Hoosiers!


The Language Flagship Culture Night

 

Are you interested in having an international career, or working for the U.S. federal government or an NGO after graduation? Would you like to learn a highly sought after critical language? How about spending a year abroad and still managing to graduate on time? Find out how at our Culture Night! We'll introduce you to three vibrant cultures, teach you some new phrases, and provide delicious Turkish and Chinese food!

 

 

We also held a similar event on Wednesday, November 19th at the Global Village. We hold culture and recruitment events at IU Living Learning Centers two to four times a semester. If you would like us to give a presentation where you live, let us know!


Gulen Movement Conference

 

Indiana University, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair Presents a Conference on “Hizmet: Toward an Understanding of the Gülen Movement”. The conference will be held in the IMU, State Room East on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. For the program schedule and more details, click here.

 


Turkish Talk 2: Turkey's Economy

 

The second Turkish Talk of the Fall 2014 semester took place on Tuesday, October 21st, featuring Dr. Bulent Guler, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. Dr. Guler made a presentation in Turkish about Turkey’s current economy. His presentation was simultaneously translated into English by Turkish Flagship student Danny Metz. Dr. Guler talked about the economy of Turkey as an emerging market economy and as one of the world's leading producers of agricultural products, textiles, motor vehicles, construction materials and other transportation equipment. A question and answer session was held afterwards where the Turkish Flagship students had an opportunity to practice and improve their Turkish language skills. The Turkish Flagship Center provided light refreshments.

 

 


IU President McRobbie’s Trip to Turkey

 

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IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Gülay Barbarosoğlu, president of Boğaziçi University, sign a Mevlana agreement to foster exchanges between IU and Boğaziçi.

Sept. 29, 2014

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie concluded the first official visit by a standing IU president to Turkey since 1955, wrapping up a week of productive meetings with educational, business and government leaders, as well as with members of IU’s two Turkish alumni chapters.

 

On Saturday, Sept. 27, McRobbie met in Istanbul with the recently elected president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Joining them were two of Erdoğan’s three children who are graduates of IU, daughters Esra and Sümeyye.

 

Esra Erdoğan and her youngest brother, Bilal, both earned bachelor’s degrees from IU Bloomington’s College of Arts and Sciences, while Sümeyye is a graduate of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. President Erdoğan, who was sworn in as president last month after more than a decade as prime minister, and his wife, Emine, have both visited IU’s Bloomington campus in the past. Read More.


Turkish Talk: A Brief History of Turkic Peoples

 

The first Turkish Talk of the Fall 2014 semester took place on Thursday, September 25th, featuring Aybike Seyma Tezel, a dual PhD student in the Central Eurasian Studies and Archeology Departments, who presented the history and movement of Turkish people. Her presentation was given in Turkish and was simultaneously translated into English by Grace Burris, a Turkish Flagship student. Aybike introduced the countries founded by Turkic people and the immigration of Turkic people from Central Asia to Anatolia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She also discussed how close Turkic languages are to each other and how learning Turkish makes it easier to learn other Turkic languages. A question and answer session was held afterwards where the Turkish Flagship students had an opportunity to practice and improve their Turkish language skills. Participants enjoyed light refreshments provided by the Turkish Flagship Center as well.

 

 


A Unique Experience—One Turkish Flagship Student’s Thoughts on Intensive Language Learning by Daniel Metz

 

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Turkish Language Table

Indiana University, home to the widely-recognized Summer Language Workshop (formerly known as SWSEEL), is also home to the only Turkish Flagship Center in the country. The Turkish Flagship Program is one that invests a lot of time and attention to a focused group of students in order to give them intensive training in Turkish language and culture before sending them on a year-long period of overseas study in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. This co-habitation of language programs sparks the opportunity for students at the Bloomington campus to mingle with one of the most interactive communities in the country for Turkish learning.

 

The Summer Language Workshop, in collaboration with the local Turkish academic community, was able to offer a diverse agenda of events that allowed students to experience various aspects of Turkish culture. These included activities such as coffee hours, networking sessions where students were able to communicate with native speakers; lectures by foreign academia; and cultural demonstrations of art, film, and cuisine.

 

To continue reading, please visit the Summer Language Workshop’s alumni newsletter, the Polyglot.