Turkey's liberal and intellectual climate bridging East and West and tradition and modernity, is a comforting environment in which to learn and explore.
Learning Turkish gives access to many new opportunities in policy, international studies, business, science, technological research, and journalism. Turkish is a designated U.S. Dept. of State critical language. Currently, students in Turkey are learning English at a record rate, while few Americans learn Turkish: to offset that imbalance of skill and opportunity, there is greater need for Americans to meet the creative challenge of learning Turkish in the twenty-first century.
Visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department to learn more.
Check out the Turkish Studies at Duke University site for more information.