The International Chronicles

04 December 2017 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Çüen Wang

Department: Turkish Literature (Master’s)

Country of Origin: Taiwan

What do you like best about Turkey?

“Her an her şey olabilir.”

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

The genes of the people in both countries are quite mixed.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

I’ll miss my friends, my professors and my courses…ugh, but I’ll miss the foxes at Bilkent the most.

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

The grass area in front of Dorm 76. It was the place where I met up with my friends almost every night while I was an exchange student here.

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

My favorite Turkish foods: Dolma, pişmaniye and cevizli baklava (only cevizli).

My favorite part of Turkish culture: People are “yardımsever.”

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

Somewhere that is neither Taiwan nor Turkey, eating dolma I made myself.

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

The “ikamet”: without the help from school, it’s really hard to get a student residence permit.

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

I’ve visited Trabzon, İstanbul, Kars, Antalya, Konya, İzmir, Adana, Eskişehir and some smaller towns. Kars is my favorite.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can sing many Turkish songs.

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

“Do they ride camels to school?”

Describe yourself in three words.

Handsome, creative, emotional.

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

Writing in any language! – so I could successfully express myself to every person in the world.