Can I join the Peace Corps in Turkey?
If you’re looking to join the ranks of the Peace Corps in Turkey, you’re unfortunately out of luck; the Peace Corps program in Turkey was disbanded in 1971. For now, there is no word of it starting up again, but that could always change. Visit the Peace Corps website for up-to-date information.
What is an alternative to the Peace Corps?
As an alternative, Turkish Immersion Center may offer travel programs to Turkey in the future. In the meantime, you may want to focus on your Turkish language skills. We offer Turkish language classes and local events for those interested in Turkish language and culture.
Do I need to learn Turkish for the Peace Corps?
If you do want to do humanitarian service in Turkey, as in any country, you will need to have some understanding of the native language. Unfortunately, there is currently no Peace Corps presence in Turkey, but if you aim to join such a program in the future, it’s a good idea to polish up your Turkish language skills beforehand.
How Can I Learn Turkish for the Peace Corps?
Turkish Immersion Center offers Turkish language courses that are suitable for Peace Corps or other volunteer purposes. The courses run from beginner level to proficiency, so you can find a course that suits your needs. The better your Turkish skills, the more effective your service is likely to be.