The International Chronicles

08 October 2018 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Sarah Atif

Department: IR/IV

Country of Origin: Pakistan

What do you like best about Turkey?

How geographically diverse the country is.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

Yes, the people in both countries are very self-reflective and open to identifying the flaws within their community and culture.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

All-nighters in the study rooms and the reassuring look of misery on everyone’s face during midterms week.

What’s your favorite place on campus, and why?

The football field behind the PTT office. It’s just so serene there.

What’s your favorite Turkish food and/or favorite part of Turkish culture?

Beyti kebab.

Where do you expect to see yourself 10 years from now?

Anywhere, as long as I’m working on human rights.

What’s the hardest challenge you’ve handled in Turkey?

Using public transport without the Internet or any know-how regarding  the language.

What cities have you visited in Turkey, and which one is your favorite?

Quite a few, but my favorite would be Bursa.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Not really.

What’s an interesting question or comment you hear frequently about Bilkent/Turkey?

“Why Turkey?”

Describe yourself in three words.

Amicable, impulsive and sincere.

If you could master any skill, which one would you choose, and why?

I think it’d be the skill of doing things I’m not particularly passionate about. That way, I could get so much done.