About Lauren Foster

I'm a LA based Writer looking to fall in love with the place where East meets West. This is my first trip to Turkey! I'm excited and don't know what to expect. But, something tells me that my sense of adventure, humor and optimism will make this 25 unforgettable days. :-)

For Students Considering Turkey

Go! Go! Why are you still here? Go!

My trip to Turkey was the most amazing experience I’ve had. Five months later, I went back to spend the Christmas and New Year holiday! I believe that everyone should visit Turkey at least at one point in their lives. If you are or know anyone who is considering a study abroad experience, please check out the TCA scholarships that are available.

Here’s the link:

http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/

I will forever be indebted to the TCA as if it weren’t for their scholarship opportunity, I would not have had one of the most enriching experiences of my life.

Day 25 – Istanbul

I woke up at 6AM.  I couldn’t believe today I had to be at the airport.  WHY!??!!  I need just one more day to say good-bye properly.  As I plotted ways to miss my plane, to figure out a way to wash dishes and afford an apartment, I said my goodbye’s to the lucky remaining students bound for Greece and Italy, and boarded the shuttle to the airport.

Luckily, I had company on the bus to talk to to keep my eyes from wandering off to look out the window at the Bosphorus, Mosques, Palaces, Businesses, and people.  I think now in hindsight, I would have teared and went into a mad frenzy in order to be deemed un fit to fly so that I could have another day or two there.  :-p

At the airport, I checked my bags.  It was official, I was leaving and had no other way out.  I hugged our tour guide Deniz, telling her not necessarily goodbye….

Somehow, I know I’ll be back…