Lauren Foster

Ready for a Turkish Adventure!

Welcome to the ultimate Study Abroad Entertainment blog!  What?  Study Abroad and Entertainment?  Absolutely!  I wouldn’t have it any other way.   My sense of humor and thirst for adventure won’t allow for this to be a boring statement of the day’s account or a regurgitation of what I’ve learned from my teachers, I’ll post pictures too! 

My name is Lauren Foster and I am a full-time MBA student at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.  When I began the MBA program last June, there was this buzz word, “Global”,  attached to almost every  term.  Global Economy, Global Wealth, Global Healthcare, etc.  At first I thought it was some bs to get more money out of everyone, like the word, Organic.  But I quickly learned that it was far from a ploy, but the honest truth. At the root, it’s plain and simple.  We’re all inter-connected and the survival of one depends on each other.   But most importantly, you can’t sell a box of cheerio’s to a country that may deem the word as vulgar.  😉 

Sitting in class, I’d listen to my fellow students from across the world who’d compare their experiences in American business to their experiences in their native countries, and became a little frustrated because I personally, had no other point of reference.  I’ve never been to another country (that one time I drove into Mexico by accident doesn’t count).    I was faced with the ultimate dilema, How would I truly earn a Global MBA without ever leaving America?  As any other business student, I moved the hurdle and seized the opportunity to Study Abroad in Turkey. 

So, here I am.  Leaving for Turkey in a few days and so far, besides the clubs, bars, music festivals, beaches, and baths, I’ve found out some pretty interesting things.  Like, the exchange rate is really good which means lots of shopping. (Global economy, remember?)   But, the most interesting thing is that Turkey is very rich in history and culture.  Much of that history I was suprised to already be familiar with! 

Not sharing it now!  You’ll have to come back May 14th!  I’m saving this exciting information for my daily blog while in Turkey.  🙂

Thanks again for stopping by!  Follow me on Twitter:  @25daysinTurkey


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