Apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The five-week Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Philip S. Kosnett’s Remarks at Education Week in Adana

November 15, 2017 Good evening and thank you all for joining us tonight.  I’d especially like to thank Mr. Murat Bilal, the Adana Deputy Provincial Director of National Education, for supporting our event and being here tonight.  I’d also like to thank Consul Linda Specht for hosting us in her home this evening. Tonight we ...
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Chargé D’Affaires Philip S. Kosnett’s Remarks at International Education Week in Adana

November 15, 2017 Good evening and thank you all for joining us tonight.  I’d especially like to thank Mr. Murat Bilal, the Adana Deputy Provincial Director of National Education, for supporting our event and being here tonight.  I’d also like to thank Consul Linda Specht for hosting us in her home this evening. Tonight we ...
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International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to ...
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Your Turn to Play! (Artık Top Sende!)

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for ...
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Renowned Documentary Photographer DeCesare in Istanbul

May 11-12, 2017 With work spanning more than thirty years, author, documentary photographer and educator Prof. Donna DeCesare discussed the importance of bearing witness to history while being respectful to interviewees, to audiences, and ourselves. As part of her Turkey tour Prof. DeCesare came to together with academicians, students, NGO leaders, journalists, artists and psychologists ...
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Consul General Davis Visits Şahinkaya Schools in Bursa

May 8, 2017 Consul General Davis was honored to speak with more than 500 Sahinkaya Education Foundation students in Bursa using their time, intellect, and hearts to solve tough global challenges and foster peace. Congratulations to the students and to their parents and teachers who are developing such bright minds!    
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Education Opportunity in the U.S. : EducationUSA Summer Program

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, and the U.S. Consulate in Adana would like to encourage English-speaking Turkish students between the ages of 15 and 17 to apply for a summer program at EducationUSA Academy.  Fifteen host universities across the United States will be accepting applications.   EducationUSA Academy is ...
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Borderless Hack

  Congratulations to the BorderlessHack winning team from Istanbul&I!! The judges loved their Hand to Heart winning project — using powerful storytelling to connect Syrian refugee women craftmakers with a transparent, online marketplace. We’re looking forward to supporting them with this incredible endeavor! Thanks to all of our fantastic participants, mentors, jurors, and sponsors for ...
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65th anniversary of the Turkey Fulbright Commission

On January 13, Ambassador Bass hosted a reception attended by over 160 guests from all over Turkey to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the U.S.-Turkey Fulbright Commission.  In his remarks to the assembled Turkish officials, Fulbright alumni, staff, grantees, and guests, Ambassador Bass highlighted the invaluable contributions that Fulbright educational exchanges have made towards “opening ...
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65th anniversary of the Turkey Fulbright Commission

On January 13, Ambassador Bass hosted a reception attended by over 160 guests from all over Turkey to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the U.S.-Turkey Fulbright Commission.  In his remarks to the assembled Turkish officials, Fulbright alumni, staff, grantees, and guests, Ambassador Bass highlighted the invaluable contributions that Fulbright educational exchanges have made towards “opening ...
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Summer Work & Travel Presentation

On January 12th, Consular Officer Susannah Wood gave a presentation on ‘Summer Work and Travel Program and the Visa Process’ to students at Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara. Woods told the students about the program’s details and advantages and answered questions about the U.S., job opportunities and the application process. Follow our U.S. Embassy Ankara ...
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Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik H. Zafar’s Ankara Visit

Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar, visited Ankara on December 14, 2015.  He held range of meetings with both government interlocutors and members of Turkey’s vibrant civil society.  Among other things, Special Representative Zafar discussed anti-Muslim sentiment, ways to better combat extremism, and explored ways the United States and Turkey can work together on ...
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University Partnership Workshop | Ankara 2015

On December 10, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass and the Rector of Ankara University, Prof.Dr. Erkan Ibis, opened a one-day workshop on creating partnerships between Turkish and American universities.  The workshop was attended by more than 40 representatives of Turkish higher education institutions from across the country as well as delegates from the Turkish ...
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Jonathan Rosenbaum | Festival on Wheels 2015

Festival on Wheels’ advisor and Bilkent University’s Communication and Design Department’s chair Ahmet Gurata introduces Rosenbaum as a “legendary name” in the movie business. Rosenbaum, as the guest of honor for the 21. Festival on Wheels in Ankara, teamed up with another movie critic, from a younger generation, Ehsan Khoshbakht to construct the content for ...
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Enjoying Turkish and American Cuisine with Chef Marc Murphy

As part of U.S. Department of State’s “Culinary Diplomacy” program, the famous American chef, who brings American cuisine together with international delicacies, Marc Murphy visited Istanbul and Ankara on September 30-October 5. Marc Murphy began his culinary diplomacy tour in Turkey with a back street tour by Turkish culinary expert Tuba @istanbulfood. On the second ...
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Klasik Keyifler Music Festival in Cappadocia

Klasik Keyifler returned to Cappadocia for its 6th International Music Festival, filling a myriad of magical spaces and historical venues with music. For a 3-week period from August 1-23, travelers and residents of the region were treated to daily musical events, with small ensemble repertoire ranging from classical western genres through classical Turkish and classical ...
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“Beraber Az Mı Tuz Ekmek Yedik”

On June 20th, 2015, people from several different backgrounds and beliefs came together around an iftar table in Kars. They broke their fast with a menu consisting of a selection of delicious food prepared together by Armenians and Turks, representing both nations’ kitchen and culture. Women on the two sides of the border between Turkey ...
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Passion for fashion

American entrepreneur Susan Gregg Koger visited Izmir on June 3-4 to share the ModCloth success story, an online vintage inspired clothing and accessories retailer launched in 2002 during her college years with a passion for fashion. Susan Gregg Koger, the co-founder with her husband Eric Koger and CEO of ModCloth which is among the fastest ...
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Street Photographer Cheryl Dunn Visited Ankara

American documentary maker and street photographer Cheryl Dunn completed her three-day Ankara visit. This visit is made possible by U.S. Embassy Turkey’s Cultural Affairs Department in partnership with American Film Showcase. After Turkey debut of Everybody Street documentary on May 10, 2015, Dunn visited two universities in Ankara where she talked to students about her ...
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Sazli Cazli Performances

Turkish-American jazz musician and teacher Emre Kartari and his group of Turkish and American jazz musicians performed at various universities in Izmir, Ankara, Kirikkale, Kirsehir and Kayseri. Sazli Cazli’s jazz band group consists of Ayca Kartari, Kevin Simpson, Onur Puza, Taylor Barnett and Yahya Geylan. The group successfully combined Tuirkish folk music with American jazz ...
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Art in Embassies – Susan Eder and Craig Dennis

Untitled, 2005 LightJet print on Kodak Endura paper, archivally mounted on 1/2″ gatorboard, edition #1/5. 85 ½ x 27 in. (217,2 x 68,6 cm) Courtesy of the artists and Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C. Download: Small 320 (320 x 213) Medium 500 (500 x 333) Large 2048 (2048 x 1365) Entropy in Cinnamon Swirl (Chaos, Simplicity), 2004 LightJet ...
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Art in Embassies – Chris Doyle

Waste_Generation, 2011, Digital animation on Mac Mini, Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California Download: Small 320 (320 x 213) Medium 500 (500 x 333) Large 2048 (2048 x 1365) Biography – Chris Doyle “My work is an attempt to synthesize dichotomies and blur perceived categories. I emphasize connection and continuity over particularity and ...
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Sence/From Your Perspective

Art in Embassies, Ankara 2015 Ambassador John Bass: Hoş Geldiniz.  Holly and I are pleased to present Sence/From Your Perspective Sence/From Your Perspective is about you – it is about what you see and what you experience.  For all of us,  how we see the world around us begins with where we stand, our past ...
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Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band Performs in Turkey

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band’s day in Ankara started with a food cooking sesion at a vocational school located in Ovecler, Ankara. Band’s lead Cedric Watson cooked “Gumbo” under the curious and information-hungry students’ watch. While we all waited for the “Gumbo” to fully cooked, the band members grabbed their instruments and played Creole music. ...
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Paul Zaloom Antalya Workshop

Paul Zaloom, American object theater artist, visited Antalya for a workshop after two performances and workshops in Izmir within the frame of İzmir International Puppet Days Festival. After the completion of the two performances in Izmir, Paul Zaloom and his team went to Antalya for a 3-hour long workshop with 17 theater and fine arts ...
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Turkey’s U.S. Exchange Programs Alumni Association Organizes Its First Event

Turkey’s U.S. Exchange Programs (USEP) Alumni Association organized its first event at the Turkish American Association on Friday, February 27 in Ankara. Around eighty alumni and thirty possible future U.S. exchange program nominees from various Turkish educational, governmental and non-governmental organizations participated in the networking opportunity.  U.S. diplomats and staff from the Embassy and representatives from ...
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Two consecutive conferences on Teaching English

Two consecutive conferences organized by the U.S. Embassy Ankara on Teaching English were held in Antalya 28 English Language Fellows – American expert English teachers and teacher trainers – serving in Europe and the Middle East gathered in Antalya for the Fellows Mid-Year Conference on January 26 – 28, 2015. This conference was organized so ...
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Embassy Speaker Program – Jonathan Henick

Jonathan Henick, U.S. Embassy Turkey Public Affairs Officer, made a presentation at Ankara University’s Faculty of Communications on December 19th on the topic of “U.S. Public Diplomacy” and how public diplomacy works for foreign offices. In his presentation, Henick touched on how U.S. Embassy has been using public diplomacy means, how successful firms use the ...
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Öğrenci Liderliği Programı – Fatma Sara Kara

Adım Fatma Sara Kara. Atatürk Üniversitesi İngilizce Dili ve Edebiyatı öğrencisiyim. 2012 yılında beş hafalığına Amerika’ya gittim ve  sosyal girişimcilik konusunda Öğrenci Liderleri için Birleşik Devletleri Kurumlarının İncelenmesi” adlı programa katıldım. Nijerya, Fil Dişi Sahilleri, Tunus, Mısır, Sudan, Senegal, Fas, Libya ve Türkiye’den toplam altmış öğrenci bu programa kabul edilmişti. Türkiye’den katılan yirmi öğrenciden biri ...
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Öğrencilerle Yabancı Dil Eğitimi Üzerine

Basın ve Kültür Konsolosu Dr. Craig Dicker, 1 Aralık’ta Ortaköy Zübeyde Hanım Kız Meslek ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi’ni ziyaret ederek “Yabancı Dil Eğitimi” Üzerine bir konuşma yaptı. Dr. Dicker, öğrenciler ve eğitimciler ile yabancı dil öğrenmenin insan yaşamına kattığı zenginlikler konusunda sohbet etti; özellikle tüm dünyadaki gençler arasında kültürlerarası diyalog ve karşılıklı anlayışın arttırılması açısından ...
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Trio Chicago & Friends Ankara Journey

Trio Chicago & Friends continued their visits in Ankara. On December 10th, the group visited Buyukhanli Kardesler Middle School in Cankaya, Ankara. After two mini concerts, the group answered questions fired by curious and music enthusiastic middle school students. The y asked “When did you start performing?”, “When did you discover that you have music ...
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Three Doors Opening on Reality- Murathan Mungan

Murathan Mungan, a poet, author and a prominent cinema critic personally gathered special section called “Three Doors Opening on Reality” for 20. Festival on Wheels. The selection consists of movies as Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966), The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) ve Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950). The U.S. Embassy Ankara Turkey sponsored the screening ...
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Izmir Education Advising Center Opened its Doors

A new EducationUSA advising center is now open in Izmir. Prospective students can get free-of-charge advise and assistance from this center. The center was managed my Nathaniel Davis who is also known by his students as “Nedim”. Mr. Davis, who speaks Turkish, is ready to assist students. He warns students for being not too late ...
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Two Friends in Ankara Jazz Concert

A Fulbright Scholar, Hafez Modirzadeh, is in Ankara to work with Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Bayraktarkatal from Baskent University on music collaboration. The duo calls themselves as “Two Friends in Ankara”. On November 17th, 2014 marks their first public performance that also commemorates the 15th anniversary of International Education Week 2014. Dr. Hafez Modirzadeh is a ...
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Science Workshop at TUBITAK supported by the USA

The interdisciplinary  workshop ‘Genetically-Based Immune Disorders’ was conducted  between October 15th-17th 2014 in TÜBİTAK, (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), with the support of TÜBİTAK, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institute of Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( NIAID/NIH/HHS), and by the ...
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