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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 Program.


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:

January

Turkish Talk: Sosyal Protestolar Sırasında Kullanıcı Davranışlarının Değişimi

Guest Speaker: Onur Varol

Time: 7:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, January 21st

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

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

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

February

Flagship Gala

Time: 4 -6 pm

Date: Tuesday, February 10th

Location:IMU Alumni Hall


Flagship Poetry Night

Time: 1 -3:30 pm

Date: Saturday, February 14th

Location: Union Street Center


Turkish Talk: Polluting Electronics

Guest Speaker: Özlem Sadık

Time:7:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, February 17th

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Movie Matinee

Time: 2 pm

Date: Saturday, February 28th

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

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

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

March

Turkish Talk:Turkish Folklore

Guest Speaker: Dr. Metin Eren

Time: 7 pm

Date: Monday, March 23th

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

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

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

April

Game Day

Time: 12-5 pm

Date: Saturday, April 4th

Location: Union Street Center C102


End of Year Picnic

Time: TBD

Date: Saturday, April 18th

Location: TBD


Turkish Talk: Turkish Diaspora in Germany

Guest Speaker: Nurettin Ucar

Time: 7:30 pm

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Location: Eigenmann Hall, Room 1138


Conversation Table

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

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

May

Turkish Breakfeast

Time: TBD

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Location: TBD


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 Spring 2015 Events:

January

Turkish Movie: Winter Sleep

Time: 7:30 pm

Date: Thursday-Friday , October 5-6th

Location: IU Cinema

February

Turkish Music: Love, Lost and Found

Time: 12 pm

Date: Friday, February 20th

Location: Morrison Hall 006

April

James Dirgin ILR Workshop

Time: 9am - 5pm

Date: Friday-Saturday, April 10-11th

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:

 

IU Summer Language Workshop:

 

About the Program

 

Youtube Video: The Language Flagship

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!


Summer Language Workshop

 


China in the Middle East

 

Indiana University and Peking University Present an
International Conference on

 

China in the Middle East
印第安纳大学与北京大学联合举办“中国在中东”国际学术研讨会

 

March 17–18, 2015
Peking University and Indiana University China Office
http://english.pku.edu.cn
http://china.iu.edu

 

Organized by
Dr. Kemal Silay, Indiana University, USA
Dr. Tuğrul Keskin, Portland State University, USA
Dr. Zan Tao, Peking University, People’s Republic of China

 

Please see the PDF file for more information about the conference.

 


Turkish Flagship Advisory Council Chairman named Distinguished Professor

 

On February 20th, 2015, the Indiana University Board of Trustees promoted six IU researchers to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Among these exceptional scholars is the Turkish Flagship Advisory Council Chairman and the Department of Central Eurasian Studies Chair, Dr. Jamsheed Choksy. Distinguished Professorship is the highest academic rank the university can bestow upon its faculty. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Choksy’s extraordinary accomplishment!

 

More information about the announcement and Dr. Choksy’s research career can be found at the IU Newsroom.


The Language Flagship Gala

 

The first ever Language Flagship Gala was a collaborative effort by the Turkish, Chinese, and Swahili Flagship Programs to showcase our students’ achievements and introduce the IU community to the cultures associated with our respective languages.

 

Flagship students from each program gave short presentations, talking about their experience in the host country and discussing their academic and professional achievements. Grace Burris, who studied at Ankara University’s TÖMER institute in Summer 2014, represented the Turkish Flagship Program. Students from the Turkish and Swahili Flagship Programs each sang a song, and Huan Zhang of the Calligraphy Club gave a guqin performance. Additionally, Gulnoza Yusupova and Jewher Ilham shared Uzbek and Uyghur dances, highlighting the ability of Turkish Flagship students later pursue the study of other Turkic languages and cultures.

 

The night ended with an opportunity for attendees to mingle, taste Turkish, Swahili, and Chinese dishes, and talk to the Flagship students about their experiences in each program. Deans from the School of Global and International Studies, and faculty and advisors from across campus were in attendance.