The English Department is excited to kick off a special three-part blog series with one of our majors, Tugba Ilik, who is currently spending the semester doing a study abroad program in Turkey. Tugba will be writing three blog entries detailing her experiences before, during, and after this exciting experience. Her first blog entry, which discusses her reasons for doing the program, the process of getting accepted, and her expectations about the experience, is posted below (Tugba also runs her own personal blog which you can visit at: http://tugbailik.wordpress.com/). We hope you enjoy reading about her experiences and we look forward to bringing you part II of her blog in the near future.
How exciting this is to be able to share my own experiences with the rest of my peers in my journey of studying abroad! After the rigorous application process and endless waiting, I think it is safe to say that I am officially accepted to study abroad at Bosphorus University in Turkey! I cannot wait to embark on this exciting journey and explore the culture and language of my country of birth! First, I will explain the application process and what made me decide to study abroad in Turkey specifically. Then I will talk about the financial aspect of my expenditure abroad. Lastly, I will share with you guys my goals in going there and what I ultimately expect from studying abroad in Turkey for one whole semester.