I decided to go to Turkey because I wanted to challenge myself, going to a city and country that is culturally different from Belgium. Istanbul is an amazing and diverse city, with a lot to offer. It has beautiful old architecture and a lot of history, but also very modern parts that show the city is an economic powerhouse in the eastern Mediterranean as the gateway to the middle east.
I studied Marketing and Management at Marmara University. People around me had a lot of stereotypes about what education would be like, which also influenced my expectations. It couldn't have been further from the truth, very approachable professors with liberal ideas and approaches to education gave me a wider view on communication, leading me to re-orient my studies.