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 additional activities are scheduled throughout the summer, from excursions, conversation tables and film and lecture series.
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.
Various additional activities are scheduled throughout the summer, from outdoor conversation tables by the lake to ice cream socials, film, and lecture series.
Project GO funding covers tuition, fees, room and board, and travel to/from Madison. Project GO students are encouraged to stay on campus in the dorms but are not required to do so.
How to Apply: Students interested in this program must complete two applications:
- Project GO common application – https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now (Summer 2022 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.
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.