Arizona in Turkey

The Arizona in Turkey program is an eight-week summer program based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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.
Weekly activities in Istanbul 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be annouced (approximately February 2020)

SUMMER 2019 DATES: Mid June 2020- Mid August 2020


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 (price TBA)?

  • 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

What's not included?

  • Airfare to and from Istanbul
  • 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



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