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Coming Out of My Shell

September 4, 2019 by Asli Hercihan (YES 2012-2013, Turkey, hosted by AFS in Brodhead, WI) I was born in İstanbul, Turkey; a big city with 17 million people. I found out that I would be spending my exchange year in Brodhead, WI. Life in Brodhead could not have been more different than Istanbul. In Brodhead, we shoveled ...
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IEW: An Experience to Remember

November 27, 2019 By Verda Genel (YES 2019-20, Turkey, hosted with AFS in Camarillo, CA) International Education Week was indescribable! I had the best opportunities, met with lots of people and taught them lots of things! I started my presentations with a little guessing game – I showed a map without country names and asked students to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

December 2, 2019 Location:  Turkey, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Turkey remain heightened due to the existence of terrorist groups, inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe, who continue plotting possible attacks on Turkey.  Terrorists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, ...
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