Arizona in Turkey

Arizona in Turkey application deadline for Summer 2014:

February 25, 2014 (EXTENDED DEADLINE!)




The Arizona in Turkey program is an eight-week summer program based in Izmir, Turkey. Izmir, located on the Aegean coast, is the third largest city in Turkey boasting a population of approximately three million.

Arizona in Turkey courses are held on the campus of Dokuz Eylül University, one of Turkey's most preeminent institutions of higher education. Founded in 1982, Dokuz Eylül University enrolls some 48,000 students. Classes are taught by a combination of University of Arizona and Dokuz Eylül University faculty. Students live in single rooms in a private dorm, centrally located, and only a short distance from where courses are held.

The program, subject to change, begins with a 4-day introduction to Turkey in Istanbul. Students then fly to Izmir to continue their orientation and prepare for classes. In addition to the coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to regional sites such as Ephesus, Sirence, Kuşadası, and Selçuk. A longer tour of central Anatolia includes Pamukkale, Konya, Göreme, Uçhisar, and the country's capital, Ankara. Students also participate in a service learning weekend in a village near Izmir.

Arizona in Turkey is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Arizona and other universities in the US and abroad.

Students can earn University of Arizona credit for Middle East-related coursework in language and area studies.




SUMMER 2014 DATES: June 02 to July 27, 2014


Course options may include:

Turkish Language

  • TURK 101/102 Beginning Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 401/2 Intermediate Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 403/4; 503/4 Advanced Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 407/8; 507/8 Fourth Year Turkish (I & II)

Turkish/Middle Eastern Studies

  • MENAS375 Contemporary Ethnography of the Middle East: TURKEY (3 credits)



For questions about the program, please contact:

Arizona in Turkey program director, Ahmet Okal or

CMES Assistant Director, Christian Sinclair


For questions about study abroad and the application process, contact:

Middle East Study Abroad coordinator at the UA Office of Study Abroad and Student Exchange, Ru Moyo.


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