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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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Tamer Özgen’s Governor’s Institute Blog

In my school I was doing something called European Youth Parliament and when I heard that I am one of the potential applicants for the Governor’s Institute of Vermont , I knew that this program would be an amazing chance for me to deepen my knowledge about the current issues of the world and be ...
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