There’s an aspect of studying abroad that students often overlook while overseas: Studying. Looking over my friends’ pictures in swanky clubs or in front of monumental statues of ex-communist dictators and monkeys, we often ignore the idea that there is … Continue reading
Today Bogazici University presented me with a unique opportunity to hear Tawakkul Karman speak on the Arab Spring. Ms. Karman was a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her prominent role in the Yemeni uprising and the Arab … Continue reading
First, I want to clarify that my title does not I imply I think the U.S. Congress is “better” than the Turkish Parliament. They represent different styles of government as I will explain and have their own pros and cons. … Continue reading
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This past Thursday a couple of us decided to explore the Old City and check out some of the sights we missed during our guided tour. We started at Yeni Camii or the New Mosque. Jake’s guidebook cleverly noted that … Continue reading
So yesterday was the one month mark for my stay in Istanbul. I was planning on writing a long blog post updating you on my adjustments, but that didn’t happen. I dragged my Turkish roommates into taking Jake and me … Continue reading
Every student studying abroad, whether in Australia, France, Peru or Turkey, receives some sort of Welcome Packet that includes program logistics and cultural analyses highlighting the ways Americans are, basically, different from the rest of the world. Duke in Istanbul … Continue reading