The International Chronicles

10 December 2018 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Jakub Klepek 

Department: International Relations/Erasmus

Country of Origin: Poland

What do you like best about Turkey?

I love the easygoing lifestyle and close relationships among the Turkish people. I also love the food and having deep political conversations with the taxi drivers.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

People are really warm and welcoming.  And both nations work really hard but also know when it’s time for a break.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

I’ll miss the people and eating out every day.

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

My favorite place for resting would be the field in front of Bilka, the best place for studying would be Starbucks in MA Building, and the best place on campus would be the Dormitories Gym.

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

I love kebab in every possible form.

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

I will be working in the Polish Embassy in Ankara.

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

Explaining to the bus driver that I want to go to Tunus.

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

I’ve been visiting Turkey for a couple of years now. I’ve been to Antalya, Alanya, İzmir, Pamukkale, İstanbul and Fethiye. However, my favorite city is Ankara, because it has everything I need at the moment and is quite cheap.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can smile in seven languages.

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

“Do they speak Arabic in Turkey?”

Describe yourself in three words.

Loving, self-confident, believing.

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

I would definitely master the skill of languages, so I could talk with everyone about everything in every possible language and do the interview in Turkish next time.