My study abroad plans were in limbo due to Turkey’s failed coup. My program wasn’t cancelled, but I did make the decision to withdraw. However, thanks to ISEP and the Department of State, my study abroad plans won’t be canceled. After the coup I contacted ISEP in order to figure out what to do. They… Continue reading Saved by ISEP and the DoS
Some of those changes can include a coup d’etat in the country you’ve been planning to study abroad in for the past four months. As of writing this, flights originating from Turkey are not yet allowed to leave to the U.S. Nor are flights from the U.S to Turkey allowed. A sign that things have truly… Continue reading Many Changes Can Happen on a Friday
On June 27, I was in Chicago for my Turkish Student visa interview. A day later, as I waited for my bus back to Kansas, I was alerted about another tragedy in the world. Ataturk Airport. Terrorist attack. 45 Killed. More than 200 injured. As I skimmed Google News that night, those were the words I found… Continue reading Reflecting on the Ataturk Airport Attacks and Safety in Turkey
I’m positive my mother wants to smother me with a pillow. Finally, after months of paperwork, I will be studying abroad in Turkey for Fall 2016. Which means that I have been talking about Turkey non-stop since this March. [I actually still have more paperwork to fill out. But, the most anxiety inducing stuff has… Continue reading The Countdown to Turkey!