Turkish is spoken by over 70 million people as a native language, and 15 million more speak this language globally – making it one of the globe’s 15 most widely spoken first languages. Turkey is connected, geographically and culturally, to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, making the Turkish language advantageous to anyone interested in the international business or politics of those regions. Likewise, for students pursuing careers in business or government service, opportunities will only continue to increase as Turkey continues to develop as a global economic power.
The Language Flagship sponsors a Turkish Flagship program at Indiana University, providing undergraduate students with pathways to professional-level proficiency in Turkish alongside the academic major of their choice. Read more below about the Turkish Flagship program and start your journey towards becoming a global professional today!