Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

Our First Day!

Today was a huge success!

Our entire team has been together in Turkey for just over 24 hours and we have already finished our first day of teaching.  There were a few hiccups, but they have all been dealt with smoothly and efficiently by both our team, and our Turkish hosts from the University of Istanbul.

As great as teaching is, I can’t believe how much I’ve learned.  I can now speak about 6 Turkish words (although I can’t spell any yet), eaten traditional Turkish foods and breakfasts, and have already met with a doctor from the OB/GYN department associated with the school who has volunteered to allow me to learn from him and shadow him when we have time.

I can tell this is the start of something great.

-jc

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Checking Out Our Classrooms

Figuring out how to play podcasts on the projector in one of the classrooms we're using.

Figuring out how to play podcasts on the projector in one of the classrooms we’re using.

We got access to the school’s facilities the day before our classes started. It was great being able to tour the school and the surrounding areas in Istanbul briefly. It was a nice break from dealing with some problems with our housing situation. (Five girls sharing one not so functional bathroom doesn’t usually equate with smooth sailing) But at the end of the day, we all went out to eat a delicious dinner! All in all, a successful day.