YES Alumni – Mert İlter

Hi everybody! My name is Mert Ilter and I am from Turkey. I am an exchange student under the AFS-YES Program. Last summer I won the YES scholarship and this whole thing completely changed my life. Not just an experience, I witnessed a whole different life style which I really liked.

I spent 11 months in Harwich, MA. It is on Cape Cod, maybe one of the most beautiful places in the United States! I am really glad to have had my awesome host family there. I felt so lucky to have them because I was seeing another family that was really different than mine in Turkey. About these pictures, they are my best memories during my exchange year. The one from the newspaper was surely my favorite. It was just before our last regular season game and we won that game. I scored. We did pretty well in the playoffs, too. My other favorite was prom. I had an amazing time with all my friends at prom. I think everyone should experience at least one prom.

Mert İlter