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Turkish Summer School Students' Journey in Turkey

01 Feb 2018
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Turkish Summer School Students' Journey in Turkey

Students of Eskişehir group who came to Turkey from countries all around the world for the Yunus Emre Institute’s Turkish Summer School program, attended Turkish lessons held at Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ) while learning about Turkish culture on site.

 

Turkish Language Summer School Students in Yunus' Land

The first stop of the students in Eskişehir group was Yunus Emre’s village. Students who visited the tomb of Yunus Emre, a 13th century mystic and thinker, were moved with this visit. The students who prayed for Yunus, whom the Institute was named after, later read the poem "They found in Laziness".

 

Foreign students in Turkish cuisine

In another enjoyable part of the program, students entered the kitchen for some examples from the Turkish cuisine and learned how to make cookies and lemonades. Students served the cookies and lemonade they prepared, and later on they met with AK Party Deputy Chairman and Eskişehir deputy Harun Karacan in Odunpazarı for a small chat.

 

Visit to Sivrihisar Mayor

Students who visited Sivrihisar Mayor Hamid Yüzügüllü were presented with items made in the handicraft workshops run by the municipality. The students tasted the traditional Sivrihisar dishes at the restaurant opened by Sivrihisar Municipality as part of the Utilization of Women's Labour Project. They also had a nice walk around the streets restored by Sivrihisar Municipality, the Open Air Sculpture Museum and Zaim Ağa Mansion.

 

Different language different culture

The students who visited the workshops in the Odunpazarı district with ESOGÜ TÖMER lecturers, met the calligrapher Özdemir Şenova and ceramic master Öznur Özden. After receiving some information about handicrafts, the students participated in the workshop and tried their skills at calligraphy and ceramic painting.

Students from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Macedonia, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Afghanistan and Albania also visited Kütahya Mayor Kamil Saraçoğlu. President Saraçoğlu, who greeted each students in person, had a nice chat with them and briefed them about his municipality's history.

 

Turkish-style henna night for foreign students

A Turkish-style henna night was organized for 17 students from 11 countries, hosted in Turkey by Yunus Emre Institute and Eskişehir Osmangazi University’s (ESOGÜ) Turkish Language Instruction Application and Research Centre. The studenst were part of the group that was visiting to see the historical and cultural sites of Kütahya.

 

The event ended after Kütahya Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Zülkarni Yeldemez presented the visiting students with china plates featuring their photographs. Students also had a chance to release balloons into the sky for peace.

 

Foreign students who visited ESOGÜ Mahmudiye Horse Breeding Vocational High School had an exciting time riding horses in the company of a horse master after having received some information from Mahmudiye Horse Breeding Vocational High School Instructors.

 

District Governor Gökhan Dolaş, Director of Anatolian Agricultural Organization Yıldıray Çil and member of Metropolitan Municipal Council Mustafa Arslan hosted the students who were received at the Mahmudiye Anatolian Agricultural Organization Directorate. District Governor Gökhan Dolaş said, "We would also like to thank the students for speaking Turkish so well."

 

Journey to History in Bursa...

The students and ESOGÜ TÖMER instructors started the Bursa tour with a breakfast at the historical Cumalıkızık village. After Cumalıkızık, students visited Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi mausoleums in Tophane and also got the opportunity to visit Bursa City Museum and Grand Mosque.

 

After attending the closing ceremony held at the Presidential Complex under the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, foreign students who participated in Yunus Emre Institute’s 2017 Turkish Summer School program returned to their home countries with many experiences and beautiful memories they collected.

 

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