Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Turkish Studies

Ebru (Turkish marbling technique—decorative image)

The University of Texas at Austin offers the most developed program in Turkish studies in the South and Southwest. Students can learn Turkish at all levels and take a variety of courses on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, and Central Asia. Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to concentrate  on Turkish Studies have available a number of established programs, expert faculty, and a first rate research library, as well as Turkish publication series and special Turkish events.

Training in the Turkish language is accompanied by other course offerings. University of Texas faculty based in various departments offer courses and expertise in a number of areas, including Ottoman and modern Turkish history, Turkish music and folklore, the geography and urban development of Turkey, the Turkish economic system, the Turkic languages and cultures of Central Asia,  Turkish minorities in the Balkans, and Turkish migrant workers in Europe. The Center periodically invites Turkish scholars to campus to teach courses in their fields of specialization.

Weekly Turkish Language Roundtable

Fall 2015

Tuesdays, 12 - 1 PM

Calhoun 515

Contact - Dr. Jeannette Okur:

Transforming Lives: Summer Abroad in Turkey:

Eduardo Luna is the Senior Peer Advisor for Study Abroad at the International Office at UT-Austin. In the summer of 2012, he studied abroad in Turkey, and his life was transformed.

Study Abroad in Turkey photo

Program Contacts:

Katie Aslan
Undergraduate Adviser
(512) 471-5107
CAL 512

David Justh
Graduate Coordinator
(512) 471-3217
CAL 514

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