"Discover More"


Yunus Emre Institute will hold its annual summer schools under five categories this year.

About 200 participants from more than 60 countries will have a chance not only to attend the Turkish Summer School, but also to know Turkey closely with "Turkish Cinema," "Turkish Literature," "Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology" and TABİP Science" summer schools.

The trainees who have been learning Turkish at the Turkish cultural centers around the globe will be able to improve their Turkish at the Turkish Summer School, which will be held between July 8 and August 4, 2019, and, at the same time, they will be immersed in the cultural and historical heritage of Turkey. 75 participants have been selected from among some 7,500 open applications from 141 countries for the "Turkish Cinema," "Turkish Literature," and "Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology" summer schools during the application period, and they will discover Turkey on the spot with training programs that will be contribute to their field studies between July 22 and August 4, 2019.

Following the program that also enables world communities to get to know each other, the students will return to their respective countries with unique memories concerning the Turkish culture with the closing ceremony to be held in Istanbul on Friday, August 2, and act as ambassadors of Turkey in their countries.

10-year Tradition

The 10th Turkish Summer School, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of establishment of the Institute, endows students with the opportunity to learn Turkey and Turkish by living as they will have a chance to experience historical, geographical and culture heritage of our country through trips to different cities across Turkey. Turkish will be the language for communication throughout the program which will host students from different occupations who have successfully completed the Turkish language courses given at the Institute's cultural centers abroad and who can speak Turkish at the level of B1 and above and who have not had a chance to see Turkey previously.

The students will take intensive courses according to a curriculum prepared by the Institute's experts to improve their Turkish skills and they will learn about the Turkey's cultural heritage on the spot in the program enriched with workshops. The participating students will visit various cities including Istanbul, Bartın, Bursa, Amasra, Bolu and Ankara to discover Turkey's historical and touristic assets on the spot and learn to speak Turkish by living.

A Pleasant Journey Into The Turkish Literature

The Turkish Literature Summer School will welcome the participants who can speak Turkish at the B2 level at a minimum, who attend the final year students or graduates of Turkology departments, who intend to translate Turkish literary works, soaps, movies, or who want to pursue academic career on the Turkish language. The program will be held with 25 participants from 25 countries for the first time and with support from the Directorate General of Libraries and Publications, and the participants will be immersed in Turkish literature at various venues in Istanbul, meeting with leading literary figures for two weeks.

Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage

The university students who are keen on cultural heritage and archaeology have been invited to the "Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology Summer School," held for the first time and with a view to promoting Turkey's cultural heritage more closely.

The program will be conducted under the academic mentoring of Prof. Dr. Rüstem Aslan, the head of the excavations in the ancient city of Troy, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the GAP Regional Development Administration, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Çorum Governorate, and 25 students from archaeology, cultural anthropology, art history, history, folklore, geography and other social sciences departments of various universities abroad will have an opportunity to experience Anatolia's rich cultural heritage on the spot.

Seminars rich in content will be delivered by experts like academicians, excavation heads, field experts, and museum directors about Anatolian civilizations, archaeology, history, art history and architecture, and documentaries and videos about excavation sites and historical sites, and field visits will be organized to the archaeological sites of Troy, Ephesus, Göbeklitepe, Boğazköy-Hattusa, Troy Museum, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Zeugma, Şanlıurfa, Çorum and Boğazköy Museums, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Library. There will be historic and touristic sightseeing tours to Çanakkale, Izmir, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Ankara, Çorum, and Istanbul.

Turkish Cinema: Past and Today

The Turkish Cinema Summer School, organized initially in 2018 with a view to sharing Turkey’s cinematic history with the world and present a deeper insight into Turkish cinema, will be held this year with support from the Directorate General of Cinema of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and in cooperation with İstanbul Şehir University.

The program will be hosted at the Dragos campus of İstanbul Şehir University, and as part of the program, 25 participants will attend seminars delivered by academicians, directors, actors/actresses, critics, etc., as well as screenings of masterpieces of Turkish cinema and they will follow the track of cinema through trips to major films venues, film-making sets, movie theaters, and cinema museums in Istanbul.

Summer Rife With Science

The TABİP Summer Science Academy (TSA), organized for the first time with support from Turkey's leading space and aviation corporations and prominent universities in the context of the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey (TABİP), conducted under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, will offer a unique experience for 15 students.

During the TSA, which will be organized between July 22 and August 4, 2019, the participants will visit the country's leading space and aviation corporations to test and see in practice the theoretical knowledge to be provided by Turkey's leading academics.

The TSA seeks to give participants a cultural experience in addition to the academic one, and it will perform this mission by presenting our countries national and historical assets to the taste of the participants through various trips and sightseeing events.