Farewell Turkey!

June 9, 2014

This past week has been one of the most emotional times in my life. I have cried so much and hugged so many people. My experience in Turkey has been life changing, I have met so many people and I now know what is I want from life. Turkey taught me to appreciate my surroundings and to understand the muslim culture. For many years the muslim religion was unknown to me, but now I think I understand it better and I am very grateful for that. One thing I know for sure, is that in the future I will go back to Turkey, I have to. It’s beauty cannot be understood with only one visit. Now back I go to America, to reality.

Here are a few tips for students studying abroad:
1. PACK LIGHT! I cannot emphasize this enough. Packing to go back home was a worst experience then when I packed to go to Turkey. I bought a lot of stuff in Turkey and because of that my suitcases were overweight!

2. Don’t take unnecessary things with you. If you don’t think you will use it, don’t take it!

3. Have fun and take pictures! Taking pictures will allow you to always remember that specific moment. Also you can make cool scrapbooks :)

After many tears and a long hugs I boarded my flight to Toronto. 12 hrs later, here I am in Toronto, Canada. Awaiting my flight to NYC my beautiful city.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Hi, my name is Estefany Maria and I am junior at the University of Rochester. I am currently majoring in Health, Behavior and Society and I am also on a pre-medicine track. I am from the city that never sleeps, New York. I love everything about NYC from its diversity to it&#39;s architecture. I am a very passionate person and my friends can attest to that. I am crazy about public health and medicine and in the future I hope to combine my two passions into one successful career. I am very excited to be going to Turkey and looking forward to exploring its captivating cities. I hope to share my experiences with you all!</span></p>

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