BY NAZ AKYOL (IR/IV)
Name: Ferah Edip
Department: International Relations
Home Country: United Kingdom
What is your experience of spending time in Ankara and at Bilkent University?
Living in Europe and coming to Turkey was a big change. When I first came to Ankara and Bilkent University, I did not feel myself comfortable. Transportation was a problem for me since Europe is very organized compared to Turkey. Regarding Bilkent, I thought that there was a lack of diversity on the campus and some students were like people who show off. Moreover, I had some language problems; blending in with Turkish people was not easy. Then eventually the city and the university grew on me, and I gradually started to like it more and more. Turkey has been a wonderful experience and an adventure for me. I am so glad I came here and did something extraordinary instead of studying in Europe. I also wanted to improve my Turkish. I am studying IR; Turkey is a politically dynamic country and I feel like I am improving as an IR scholar.
Where do you most enjoy spending time on campus?
I spend most of my time on campus around Coffee Break.