TURFLI-Turkish Flagship Language Initiative




Kylie Holland


B488 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue Madison, 53706
United States


  • Turkish

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 APTLI. Students will then take a course to maintain their language proficiency during the Fall. In the Spring, student then travel abroad to Baku for a full-time spring semester of language and culture study. Requests for additional study through the summer semester can be made to Boren during the application process. All participants must complete the 2020 summer domestic, fall maintenance course, and 2021 spring abroad programs.

In addition to full-time language courses, students will have tutors, language conversation tables (summer), home-stays (spring), 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, fall, and spring.