Turkish Flagship Language Initiative

“Before this summer, I was afraid to use my Turkish. TURFLI has given me the confidence to use Turkish with anyone in any setting!”

TURFLI 2020 Student

Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI)

TURFLI is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Turkish and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs.

Baku, Azerbaijan by the coast
The Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Turkish and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in TURFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Turkish. The TURFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
TURFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW-Madison through MEDLI. Students will then travel abroad to Baku for a full-time fall semester of language and culture study. Requests for additional study through to the spring semester can be made to Boren during the application process. All participants must complete the summer domestic and fall abroad programs.
In addition to full-time language courses, students will have language partners, language conversation tables (summer), homestays (fall), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met. Details on these additional benefits will be provided at the start of each program in summer and fall.
Interested? Here’s how to apply!
Contact the TURFLI office in Madison with questions at: +1-608-265-9582 or turfli@lpo.wisc.edu