Arizona in Turkey

The Arizona in Turkey program is an eight-week summer study abroad program based in Istanbul. Straddling the Bosporus Strait and located on both the European and Asian continents, Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city. In addition to language coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to regional sites. Weekly activities and language partners help students integrate culture and language learning. The program begins with a 3-day intensive orientation held in Istanbul, after which students begin their Turkish classes. In addition to the coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to regional sites. One of the excursions is to Izmir. Izmir is located on the Aegean coast, it is the third largest city in Turkey boasting a population of approximately three million.
Students can earn University of Arizona credit for Turkish language coursework.
Please note that the application process will now be through the UA Global website:


Ocean view in Turkey

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 25th 2022 at 11:59PM

SUMMER 2022 DATES: June 2022 - August 2022


Course options may include:


  • TURK 401/2 Intermediate Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 403/4 Advanced Turkish (I & II)**
  • TURK 407/408 4th-Year (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

***sometimes offered and may be taken as TURK507/508 (graduate credit) with prior approval of program director


  • 2.5 GPA | 1 year of Turkish required prior to the program start date


  • Undergraduate (Sophmore, Junior, and Senior) and graduate students from the University of Arizona and other universities in the US and abroad.


  • Course tuition
  • Housing (price varies depending on selection)
  • Some accommodation during overnight excursions (double or triple)
  • Partial board during excursions (2 meals per day) - this item will probably change and the price will be adjusted accordingly
  • In-country travel associated with program activities


  • Airfare to and from Istanbul
  • Passport and visa costs
  • SIM card, mobile phone, and mobile plan for phone
  • Course books and associated materials (i.e. 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:
Julie Ellison-Speight 
Center for Middle Eastern Studies 
Marshall 473



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