The International Chronicles

14 November 2022 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Sara Alqatarneh

Department: Psychology

Country of Origin: Jordan

What do you like best about Turkey?
I really like the natural scenery and the rich history of the country.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?
We have a lot of similarities but having a lot of common dishes is the biggest one.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?
The campus at night. It is so peaceful and quiet.

What’s your favorite place on campus, and why?
The outdoor corridor between A and G buildings and the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts parking area. The view is amazing from there!

What’s your favorite Turkish food and/or favorite part of Turkish culture?
I love all kinds of dolma, especially midye. İskender also has a special place in my heart.

Where do you expect to see yourself 10 years from now?
Hopefully with a high position in the Human Resources department of an international health care company.

What’s the hardest challenge you’ve handled in Turkey?
I think the fact that I have experienced many social situations that have tested my patience and rationality in ways I did not imagine before coming here.

What places have you visited in Turkey, and which one is your favorite?
I have visited İstanbul, Antalya, Mersin, Marmaris and Bodrum. I usually do not enjoy the beach, but Bodrum was amazing and will always have a special place in my heart.

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

Describe yourself in three words.
Patient, energetic, passionate.