When you’re Erasmus in Ankara, one of the things most striking it is the diversity of cultures, people, customs that come to be together in one room, one university, a group of friends …
During the three months I have been here, I’ve been fortunate to meet many people, each person different to anything I had known before I moved here and each of them has given me different aspects that I never thought I would know.
To demonstrate this, it seemed a good idea to make a small compilation of some of the language that I hear in Turkey. (But I have decided to skip the Turkish and English, as they are obvious). Different students have what they like Erasmus in Ankara and least in their own languages.
Germany is one of the countries from which many Erasmus students come, including Bill Schuler. Bill is a 24 year old who is studying International Relations. He’ll be here a semester and maybe in February he will start working in Istanbul.
Bill during a trip at Ephesus
Another language that you can listen when you are in an Erasmus is Italian, at our University we just have one Italian Erasmus student, but she is really kind with everybody! Her name is Giulia, she is from Trento and is 24 years old. In Italy she is studing at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
Giulia with some friends in our trip at Fethiye (left).
Portuguese, that incredible language speaked in the South West of Europe, is represented in Ankara too. Nuno Castanheira tells us his experience here!
Nuno at Capadoccia
Of course, if you are Spanish (as me) you can find some Spanish people, so you never will forget your language… Ana (19), one of my bestfriends here is studing International Relations at Bilkent, she is from Madrid and is going to stay the full year in Ankara.
Here is Ana, in our trip to Istanbul (in front of Santa Sophia Mosque)
- Typical Saturday in Ankara
- Erasmus in Ankara: Winter is coming (to Dikmen Valley Park)