My name is Mariam, I am 19 Years old, studying public administration and state governance in International Black sea university in Georgia.
Three weeks ago I accidentally came across a post about a long term Erasmus+ program held in Turkey. I have always wanted to study Turkish language and culture, so without a second thought, I applied. Now, I am sitting in Ankara, drinking cay and writing this article.
It is my second day here, so I can’t really write about my experience yet. The only thing I can tell you is that it’s beyond my imagination.I already met new people and made friends from all over the world. I’ve learnt a few words, had the chance to taste traditional food and visit some cultural places.I can’t even imagine what adventures I will have after spending months in this beautiful green city.
As for my expectations for this project,I am hoping to continue making new friends, visit other countries and learn more about the culture.
Our project is mainly focused on the environment, so I want and hope to make some positive changes with other volunteers.