Arizona in Turkey

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 a Turkish university.
The program begins with a 3-day intensive orientation held in Izmir, after which students begin their Turkish classes. In addition to the coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to regional sites. A longer 5-day midterm tour takes the students to Istanbul. Weekly activities in Izmir help students integrate culture and language learning.
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 Turkish language coursework.





SUMMER 2019 DATES: June to August 2019


Course options may include:

Turkish Language*

  • TURK 401/2 Intermediate Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 403/4 Advanced Turkish (I & II)**

*students take a placement test upon arrival and are placed into classes accordingly
**may be taken as TURK503/504 (graduate credit) with prior approval of program director


What's included in program cost (appx $7300)?

  • Course tuition
  • Housing (price varies depending on selection)
  • Accommodation during overnight excursions (double or triple)
  • Partial board during excursions (2 meals per day)
  • Turkish mobile phone and SIM card (mobile plan not included)
  • In-country travel associated with program activities
  • 20 hours of one-on-one practice with a local language partner

What's not included?

  • Airfare to and from Izmir
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Mobile plan for phone
  • Course books* and associated materials (ie dictionaries)
  • Most meals when in Izmir**
  • Transportation costs to and from language classes

**Meal costs vary depending on housing selection.


For questions about the program, please contact:

Arizona in Turkey program director, CMES


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, Lisa Turker.


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