Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Turkish

1st-Year Turkish

8 Weeks in Pittsburgh

Turkish at the beginning level taught at the SLI provides the equivalent of one academic year's worth of study.

Announcement: Due to complications relating to international travel and limited consular services that have impacted our SLI Turkish faculty's ability to travel to the United States, SLI has been forced to cancel Turkish for the summer of 2021. We are sorely disappointed by this development, but look forward to reinstating our Turkish program in 2022. Prospective participants who are interested in learning Turkish at SLI should apply for the 2022 program and are welcome to reach out to us with their questions at at any time..

8 weeks: June 7 - July 30, 2021
Academic Credit: 
8 Credits
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students and to non-matriculated, motivated language learners, such as working professionals and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions.


Pittsburgh or online


SLI students may arrange for their own housing off campus or may choose to live in a dormitory on campus. Housing costs are not included in the program fee.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

All are eligible

Complete the SLI Scholarship Questionnaire on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.

Complete your application for an SLI scholarship by March 1, 2021 for priority consideration. After March 1st, scholarship availability is not guaranteed and applications will only be considered on a first come, first served basis until funding is depleted.


Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards:
Full tuition funding + $2,500 living stipend.

US citizens currently enrolled in a US institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students applying for language programs at the 2nd-year level or higher. Under certain circumstances, graduate students may be eligible for FLAS funding to study non-Russian languages at the first-year level; please contact for more information.

Complete the SLI FLAS Questionnaire on the application and include two (total) letters of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application. The FLAS questionnaire requests a one-page personal statement. Applicants who wish for consideration of financial need may submit a current FAFSA Student Aid Report. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.

March 1, 2021

Program Fee: 

$6,208 + university fees (in recent years approx. $260)

Note: Cost does not include accommodations or meals. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to set up a student account with the College of General Studies (CGS) after admission to SLI in order to enroll. CGS has waived their application fee for summer 2021 and that process will not incur any costs this year.