Diversity Global has launched a Turkish Language and Cultural Institute, to be offered in the summer session between June and August. The institute is hosted in Istanbul, the city that for millennia has served as the gateway between Europe and Asia, and to the Arab world.
(From the State Department) “Originating in the furthest reaches of Central Asia, the Turkish language crossed continents to become one of Europe and Asia’s most important historical languages with the growth of the Ottoman Empire. Today, Turkish is spoken in the modern republic of Turkey and languages in the Turkic family are spoken across the Middle East and Central Asia. Turkey’s fast growing economy and location as a bridge between Europe and Asia have made it a constant center of interest, investment, and study for students and professionals from a variety of different fields.
If you’re a student of the Middle East looking to learn a language that will open access to one of the region’s key players, a linguist searching for a gateway to an enormous and diverse family of languages, or an aspiring businessperson looking to make deals in thriving metropolises like Istanbul and Ankara, Turkish will open doors and provide a foundation for your long-term goals.”
Our Institute takes place over the summer, and consists of an intensive Turkish language course in partnership with a major local university, trips and cultural activities around Turkey including the Anatolia region and Ankara, activities with artisans across the country, and our signature Diversity Global Contextualization Workshops, which will revolve around, among other potential themes, the refugee crisis and its connection to geopolitics, bridging religious and cultural differences in diplomacy, business, and personal endeavors, and the contemporary relevance of the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire.