Turkish Category

Posted On September 7, 2016By Ligaya BeebeIn Turkish

Making Friends in a New Language: Gianna in Turkey

Gianna Brassil was raised in San Francisco, California in a multicultural family. Her mother is of Nicaraguan and Peruvian descent and her father is Australian. This diverse heritage and her family’s love of international travel sparked her interest in cultures and languages at a young age. By the time she started high school, Gianna wanted to try living abroad on her own. She learned about NSLI-Y from a Facebook post by a NSLI-Y alumna and was eager to apply. She says that while the application process was straightforward, she feltRead More

Posted On January 13, 2016By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

My NSLI-Y Summer in Turkey in One Minute

Watch a video compilation by Hank (NSLI-Y Turkey, Summer 2015) to catch a glimpse into his experience in Turkey! While I was in Turkey, I took one-second video clips of interesting experiences I had, and then I picked my favorite at the end of each day. So in the end, I had one second from each day of my exchange, and after putting all these seconds together, the result is a great video that provides a window into my time in Turkey with NSLI-Y.Read More
Last week, NSLI-Y alumni shared their reflections on how participating in virtual exchange affected their study abroad experience when they presented at this years’ Global Education Conference. The Global Education Conference session, which also included a presentation from an American educator from Boston Latin School (BLS), took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Presenters took a look at both sides of an interactive virtual exchange; NSLI-Y alumni and BLS students reflected on their participation. NSLI-Y Turkish and Chinese program alumni shared how virtual exchange helped them reflect on and processRead More

Posted On November 16, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Chinese (Mandarin), Turkish

Connecting Students Abroad with Students at Home

Join NSLI-Y alumni as they share their reflections on how participating in virtual exchange affected their study abroad experience when they present at this years’ Global Education Conference. (November 16-19, 2015) The session, which will also include presentations from an American educator and her students from Boston Latin School (BLS), will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Presenters will take a look at both sides of an interactive virtual exchange; NSLI-Y alumni and BLS students will reflect on their participation in this type of exchange. NSLI-Y Turkish and Chinese programRead More
Screenshot from Krista's presentation on her host family

Posted On November 6, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

One Day in the Life in Turkey – October 27th, 2015

On October 27th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event connecting five NSLI-Y students currently studying in Izmir, Turkey and two alumna who studied for a summer in Ankara, Turkey in live time with an enthusiastic audience made up of students, family members, and others from all over the U.S. The students and alumni gave presentations in English, integrating words and expressions in Turkish, on the theme of “One Day in the Life in Turkey,” during which they shared their own photos and videos. Within these authentic presentations, the speakers provided valuable insights into Turkish culture, languageRead More
Just four more days until NSLI-Y Interactive goes live with students and alumni who are currently studying on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program in Turkey or recently returned! It’s not too late to register! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study abroad and be immersed in another language and culture? Perhaps you are fascinated by the Turkish language and culture and want to learn more? Join NSLI-Y interactive on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST and hear directly from NSLI-Y Turkish languageRead More

Posted On October 8, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

Alumna Recounts Immersion Experience in Turkey

Highlights from an interview with alumna Maggie, NSLI-Y Turkey, Summer 2015 As an applicant, from her home in Southern California, Maggie was drawn to Turkey, due to its position as a crossroads between the East and the West and due to its modern government within the Middle East. “I thought it would be really interesting to live in that culture.” Fast forwarding to the end of her NSLI-Y program in Turkey and her cohort’s excursion to Cappadocia, Maggie reflected on the integrated nature of her life back “home” in Ankara,Read More
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study abroad and be immersed in another language and culture? Perhaps you are fascinated by the Turkish language and culture and want to learn more? Join NSLI-Y interactive on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 and hear directly from students and alumni who are currently studying on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program in Turkey or recently returned. These students and alumni will provide a window into the study abroad and language immersion experience for you or your students as theyRead More

Posted On September 17, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

Exploring the Rich History of Iznik

Students participating in the NSLI-Y Bursa Summer Program with ACES arrived ready to experience the local culture. Fortunately for these students, a Turkish summer was not complete without a trip to the beach! On Thursday, July 30th ACES NSLI-Y Bursa students were able to combine summer fun and culture in their trip to the nearby city of Iznik in Northwestern Turkey.     The city of Iznik has a rich local history, and was the location of the Council of Nicaea. Students toured famous sites including Ayasofya Cami, the originalRead More

Posted On September 3, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

Cultural Connections through Turkish Language Skills

By Kyle, NSLI-Y Turkey, Summer 2015 On an exchange, one will certainly see and do many memorable things- some obvious, like visiting tourist destinations (there were plenty of mosques, ruins, and museums to marvel at) or attending special events, but it is often the simplest experiences that resonate the most. One of my favorite nights in Ankara took place about midway through the program, a simple evening spent with my Turkish family, benim ailem. Following a typical Turkish weeknight dinner of pasta, yogurt, salad, and chicken, I went with myRead More