Merhaba Istanbul!

Merhaba Istanbul!

Merhaba Everyone!

(Merhaba is Hello in Turkish).

This summer I decided to Study Abroad in Istanbul at Bogazici University (the first American University established outside of the United States)

TheGastronomicTraveler

Merhaba Everyone!

(Merhaba is Hello in Turkish).

This summer I decided to Study Abroad in Istanbul at Bogazici University (the first American University established outside of the United States). I’ve already been here a week and so far it has been amazing!

I decided to do this for a few reasons in addition to academic requirements.

– Turkey is at the center of East meets West and has been for centuries and is thus very historically significant.

– Turkey is near, and some may consider it to be a part of, The Middle East, and I am taking a class on the History of the Modern Middle East so that I can begin to better understand this often misunderstood and misrepresented region of the world that has such a rich culture and heritage.

– And I have never been to Turkey but have heard so much about its culture, food…

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