The Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish

The Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish (ECPT) is a cooperative arrangement of universities with Middle East National Resource Centers, intended to provide intensive, one-year equivalent instruction in both first- and second-year Persian and Turkish language during the summer session. The program annually serves a national constituency of students who are pursuing the less commonly taught languages of Persian and Turkish. Consortium students come from a variety of backgrounds, pursuing a variety of different disciplines, from the Humanities to the Sciences, and are engaged in numerous types of professional pursuits.


The Consortium’s venue rotates regularly among the member institutions.

During the past summer, the program was hosted very successfully at the University of  Wisconsin. Boston University will host  the 2011 summer cycle through Boston University’s Summer Term program.