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Trakya University is the best choice because:

Being a modern university that provides intercultural learning and teaching environments, Trakya University carries out consulting and coordination services in the international platform. The university is located in Edirne which has a rich historical heritage due to its location between Europe and Asian Anatolia. The city was founded in the 5th century BC by Odrysians from Thrace. Murat I, who conquered it in 1361, renamed it Edirne, and made it the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. It remained the capital until Istanbul was captured by Mehmet II in 1453. Architectural treasures of the city include the walls and towers from the Edirne Castle built by Roman Emperor Hadrianus. The city is also famed for its many mosques, elegant domes and minarets. Situated on the Greek (7 km) and Bulgarian (20 km) borders, Edirne is a perfect bridge for crosscultural interaction, and has been a center of education and culture both during the Ottoman period and since the founding of the Republic.

Trakya University will hold the EILC between  12 August 2013 - 13 September 2013 at the Balkan Research Institute of Trakya University. The main aims of the course includes enabling the incoming students/staff to acquire four basic skills of Turkish language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to enable the incoming students and staff to acquire knowledge about the Turkish Culture and Thrace Region. For this purpose, there will be sightseeing tours in and around the city (Edirne Tour, İğneada Tour etc.). The historical fabric of Edirne, its local cuisine and traditional arts will be corporated into language teaching as well.

Any student and teaching staff who will be studying or giving lectures in any university in Turkey is welcome to participate in the EILC. The students/teaching staff will not pay any tuition fees. More information can be found in the attached “Trakya University EILC Info Form.”

The deadline for the EILC applications is June 1st, 2013.



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