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Gizem Erduran’s Governor’s Institute Blog

Hi, I’m Gizem, from Turkey! I’m fifteen years old. I participated in GIV  on June, 25, 2012. It was a great experience for me. I met new people from Germany, Ireland, Israel and of course US. In  addition, there were 14 students from  different cities of Turkey.  I didn’t just improve my English there, at ...
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YES Alumni – Benay Gözkaman

My YES exchange year was the most unforgettable time of my life. When I go back to my country, I will take with me my independent living skills, pretty good English, my own trust in myself, a new culture, and lots of good memories. During my time in the United States, I had many experiences ...
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Yağmur Çay’s Governor’s Institute Blog

When I first learnt that I was going to Vermont my expectations were not that high.What was Vermont? Activism sounded good, but Vermont? I was not even sure it was in the USA. Yet starting with the first moment, the moment we met with staff member Pam, I fall in love with Vermont. When we ...
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Aziz Gürpınar’s Governor’s Institute Blog

Who would have known that a trip like this would change my perspective of the world to such an extent? At first, I was too prejudiced about the United States. I thought it was a country where almost no one is sober, most people are idle and many other stereotypes like that. Then, things changed. ...
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