Arizona in Turkey

Arizona in Turkey
Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
SummerFebruary 25early Juneearly August
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Turkish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

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 Dokuz Eylül University, one of Turkey's most preeminent institutions of higher education. Founded in 1982, Dokuz Eylül University enrolls some 48,000 students. 


Tentative 2019 dates: TBD

Arizona in Turkey is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Arizona and other universities in the US. Students can earn University of Arizona credit for Turkish language studies. Classes are taught by a combination of University of Arizona and Dokuz Eylül University faculty. 

Course options may include:

Turkish Language

  • TURK 101/2 Beginning Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 401/2 Intermediate Turkish (I & II)
  • TURK 403/4 Advanced Turkish (I & II)*

*may be taken as TURK503/504 (graduate credit) with prior approval of program director

Student also receive 20 hours of one-on-one practice with a local language partner.


The program begins with a 4-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 midterm tour takes the students to Istanbul. Weekly activities in Izmir help students integrate culture and language learning.


Students will stay in homestays for the AZiT program, to best facilitate language and cultural learning.

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