The International Chronicles

15 October 2018 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Samareen Zubair Kapadia

Department: Psychology/I

Country of Origin: Pakistan

What do you like best about Turkey?

The food and the weather, for sure.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

The traffic here sometimes reminds me of my home country.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

The conveniences that Bilkent provides, such as the online library and the bus service for example, which make student life so much easier.

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

The library and Coffee Break, because they’re my go-to work places. Be it an upcoming quiz or an assignment due, those two are my most comfortable spaces.

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

Food: There are many. I basically love Turkish food! To name a few: İskender, döner, lahmacun.

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

Hopefully as a successful therapist and preparing for my clinical psychology PhD.

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

The language barrier is a thing, and it was indeed a struggle at the beginning. I’m glad Basic Turkish is a must course for international students.

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

İstanbul, Antalya, Konya and İzmir; Konya and Antalya are definitely my favorites.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Yes, but they’re hidden, so I’m unaware of them too.

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

That the people of Turkey are quite diverse, and the culture varies widely.

Describe yourself in three words.

Optimistic. Funny. Coffee-addict.

If you could master any skill, which one would you choose? Archery!