Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Turkish are offered through the Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Language Institute (MEDLI), formerly APTLI, via the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Classes meet in-person for up to four hours synchronously, Monday through Friday, typically from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Central time over the span of 8 weeks. Various other activities and cultural events are scheduled throughout the summer, including weekly office hours with instructors, small group discussions, conversation tables, meetings with Turkish language partners/tutors, cooking classes, a film and lecture series, game nights, a Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Career Fair, Student Conference, and bi-weekly culture sessions geared towards increasing ROTC students’ intercultural mindset and developing valuable global leadership skills.
There are no language prerequisites for first year Turkish. Year 2 Turkish requires two semesters of prior language study and Year 3 Turkish requires four semesters of prior language study. All levels of Turkish are intensive and worth 8 college credits, covering two semesters of language study in one summer and focusing on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By the end of the course, students should be proficient enough at speaking, listening, and reading to achieve ILR 1 or ILR 1+ depending on retention and prior language experience. If you are wondering why you should study Turkish, click here!
Project GO at UW-Madison pays for: Tuition, course materials, travel to/from Madison, and room and board for all Project GO students. Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal stipend and shared double occupancy rooms on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the student’s.
The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.
How to Apply: Students interested in this program must complete two applications:
- Project GO common application – https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now (Summer 2023 domestic program deadline is March 8, 2023)
- To apply for the Turkish summer domestic program, apply through MEDLI (Link: https://medli.wisc.edu/). Application deadline for MEDLI is March 15, 2023. We encourage students to wait to apply to MEDLI until after receiving and accepting a Project GO award offer.
Please follow all application instructions carefully. For more information, please contact Project GO at UW-Madison staff at email@example.com or at 608-263-3724.