Welcome to Turkish Studies at University of Pennsylvania!

University of Pennsylvania offers Modern Turkish from Elementary to Advanced level as well as an Ottoman Turkish course.

Functioning as a bridge between the East and the West, Turkish culture has always been a fusion of interactions between several colorful cultures, civilizations, and also languages like Persian and Arabic. Therefore, Turkish helps you have a sound and profound insight into past, present, and future of the Middle East. Packed with layers and layers of history, Turkey is also home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites ranging from ancient site of Troy to Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Or simply make use of your Turkish to experience the famous Turkish hospitality first hand, and witness how each phrase can pay off in the form of unique tastes from one of the richest cuisines in the world!