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…