The Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Turkish and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in TURFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Turkish. The TURFLI program is administered through UW–Madison.

TURFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW–Madison through MEDLI. Students will then travel abroad to Baku for a full-time fall semester of language and culture study. All participants must complete the summer domestic and fall abroad programs.