• Undergraduate Student of Interior Architecture •
I am from Libya and studying as a freshman in the Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Atilim University. My adventures in Ankara started in the Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University 4 years ago.
When I realized that I am interested in and fond of the field of interior design, I quit medical education and started searching for good educational opportunities in this field. I visited the campus at the recommendation of a friend of mine at Atilim University and became reconciled to the university. When I see the environment at the University and contacted with the instructors, students and other members of Atilim Family, everything became clearer and I preferred Atilim University. I am very happy with my preference.
I could not speak any word of Turkish when I came to Turkey; however, I did not encounter with any difficulty thanks to the help and support of the people here. Turkish is a very rich and difficult language and it was quite hard and tiring to learn. I really enjoy speaking Turkish now.
I have been to different countries as my father is working in the Embassy of Libya and I felt out of things in many of them. I may give China as an example. China is a very beautiful country with an interesting culture. However, I could not get used to their lifestyle easily. The totally different culture and lifestyle in China made me feel out of the things despite the all positive aspects of the country.
But I never felt like that in Turkey because Turkish culture is quite close to mine. The similarity of Turkish culture and warm attitudes of Turkish people helped me get used to the country.
Living in here brought me new habits, especially eating habits. Turkish cuisine is my favorite part of Turkish culture. Turkish food has authentic and different taste; for example, kunafah! Although I was not drinking tea before coming to Turkey, now drinking tea while chatting with friends became one of the activities that makes me happy most.
I like dancing from of old and I attend a tango course in my spare time here. By this means, I both have a good time and relieve myself from stress.
I am very happy to be in Turkey and I see that I made a very good decision by preferring Atilim University as I spend time here.