IHU Language Immersion Program (3 weeks, 24/7)

IHU Language Immersion Program (3 weeks, 24/7)

Turkish, Arabic, English (Program dates will be announced soon. English program is for high-schoolers only.)


The program invites applications for a unique 3-week language immersion program designed to improve linguistic and cultural proficiency in English, Turkish and Arabic as rapidly as possible. Students will learn and live in the chosen language for a three-week period, from morning until bedtime. Besides a total of 70 hours of direct language instruction in the morning hours, they take part in a wide range of structured co-curricular activities in the afternoons and weekends to practice and extend what they have learned. From games and art to cooking, story telling, sports, movies, and drama, from trips and celebrations to workshops and guided-study hours, all the activities are conducted in the program language.

Participants sign the Language Pledge, with which they commit to use only the program language when speaking, reading, writing, listening and in all other activities.

Minimum basic user (A1 level) language proficiency is required to apply for the immersion program in all the languages.


Turkish and Arabic program will be held at IHU’s Süleymaniye Campus, part of the famous Ottoman architect Sinan’s 16th-century Süleymaniye Complex, situated right at the heart of İstanbul.

English program will be held at İHU’s Taşmektep (Italian Mansion) Campus in Bakırköy, İstanbul.

ACCOMMODATION: İHU Language Immersion Program continues in the evenings in the dormitories with activities and guided study-hours in the company of the native-speaker student partners and supervisors. All participants are provided with housing and shuttle service for transfers to and from the dormitories.


The fees cover tuition, program materials, accommodation, three meals, and all program activities. It does not include international travel, medical and travel insurance, passport and visa costs or personal needs and expenses.

English language immersion program, 4000 Turkish liras

Arabic or Turkish language immersion program, 1600 dollars


Application DEADLINE with the payment of tuition for all languages will be announced soon.

Please create an online application through APPLY page and then submit the following documents by e-mail to complete your application:

CV, Copy of passport ID page (for non-Turkish nationals), Student Certificate (for high school students applying for the English immersion program).

Students can pay the program fee using a credit card through the IHU Tuition Payment System upon the approval of their applications.

For your inquiries and to submit your application documents, please e-mail: immersion@ihu.edu.tr or call: +90 212 692 0212 (ext. 2327)

İHU Language Immersion Program is developed and coordinated by the İHU School of Languages in collaboration with the İHU Summer School Directorate.