Applications are open for Yunus Emre Institute's 2020 Thematic Summer Schools.

The Institute's summer schools had initially focused on Turkish teaching and promoting Turkish culture through immersion, but a thematic twist was added in 2018 as summer schools were structured around central themes. The Archaeology Summer School, the Turkish Literature Summer School, the Turkish Cuisine Summer School, the Turkish Cinema Summer School and the TABİP Summer Science Academy will host participants in Turkey in 2020.

The thematic Summer Schools will be held between July 13 and 25, 2020, and their closing ceremony will be held in Istanbul.

TÜRK EDEBİYATI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Literature Summer School)

The aim of this summer school is to ensure that students can discover diverse aspects of Turkish literature by meeting leading representatives of Turkish literature and improve their translation skills. In addition, participants will join an unforgettable program whereby they will visit the places that have inspired Turkish writers and poets as well as museums showcasing their memories and objects in Istanbul.

As part of the Summer School program, they will meet writers, poets and academics of Turkish literature, attend reading and translation workshops as well as seminars rich in content to be delivered by experts, take part in field visits (Gülhane Park Procession Kiosk, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Application and Research Center, Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum House, the Museum of Innocence, other literature museums, memorial houses of poets and authors, publishing houses, libraries, etc.), and get involved in the activities related to Turkey's Translation and Publication Support Program (TEDA).

ARKEOLOJİ YAZ OKULU (Archaeology Summer School)

As part of the Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology Summer School, held with a view to promoting Turkey's cultural heritage more closely, university students who are keen on cultural heritage and archaeology will be invited.

Seminars rich in content will delivered by experts like academicians, excavation heads, field experts, museum directors, etc., about Anatolian civilizations, their archaeology, history and the analysis of the same from the viewpoint of architecture and art history, etc., during the program. There will be the screening of documentaries and films about archaeological sites and excavation areas. Field visits will be organized to the archaeological sites of Troy, Ephesus, Göbeklitepe, and Çatalhöyük, Troy Museum, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Zeugma, Şanlıurfa, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Library. There will be historic and touristic sightseeing tours to Çanakkale, İzmir, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Ankara, Konya, Nevşehir, and Istanbul.

TÜRK SİNEMASI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Cinema Summer School)

The third instance of the Turkish Cinema Summer School will be held with support from the Directorate General of Cinema.

Within the scope of the Turkish Cinema Summer School, organized with a view to sharing Turkey’s cinematic history with the world and present a deeper insight into Turkish cinema, seminars will be delivered by academics, directors, actors/actresses, critics, etc., about the history, films, actors/actresses of Turkish cinema. To demonstrate historical development of Turkish cinema, masterpieces will be screened and discussions on these masterpieces will be held with academics from universities, directors, actors/actresses, critics, etc. There will be field visits to famous and significant movie locations, film sets, film production companies, series/film shooting areas, movie theaters, cinema departments, cinema museums, etc., and there will be historic and touristic city sightseeing tours in Istanbul.

TÜRK MUTFAĞI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Gastronomy Summer School)

The Turkish Cuisine Summer School is organized with the aim of promoting the wealth of Turkish cuisine to wider audience and the students attending gastronomy departments or young culinary professionals will be hosted in Turkey.

The program will inform the participants about several thousand years old Turkish cuisine, giving young culinary professionals a chance to have a hands-on experience in preparing local dishes in the company of local chefs. The summer school also aims to ensure that young culinary professionals learn Turkish cuisine more closely and get inspiration from it in their own work and use dishes from Turkish cuisine.

TABİP BİLİM YAZ OKULU (About TABİP Summer Science Academy)

Yunus Emre Institute organizes the TABİP Summer Science Academy within the framework of the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey (TABİP), which has been launched under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. The TABİP Summer Science Academy aims contribute to science diplomacy activities and advertising Turkey academic power to the students who will attend the program from various countries.

At the TABİP Summer Science Academy, 25 participants from various countries will take training courses at Turkey's leading universities and visit Turkey's prominent companies while having a chance to learn Turkish culture through sightseeing programs.

You can apply for the thematic Summer Schools between February 20 and March 31, 2020 at


Applications are open for Yunus Emre Institute's 2020 Thematic Summer Schools

More information... 

TÜRKÇE YAZ OKULU (Turkish Summer School)

TÜRK EDEBİYATI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Literature Summer School)

ARKEOLOJİ YAZ OKULU (Archaeology Summer School)

TÜRK SİNEMASI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Cinema Summer School)

TÜRK MUTFAĞI YAZ OKULU (Turkish Gastronomy Summer School)

TABİP BİLİM YAZ OKULU (TABİP Science Academy School)


2020 Summer Schools Are Now Open For Application

Application Date: 20 February - 31 March 2020
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