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CALENDAR
The Charm of the Market: Shopping in the Mediterranean World throughout History
AKMED
Dec.1, 2018-Dec.31, 2019
16. Istanbul Biennial: Seventh Continent
Various Venues
Sept.14-Nov.10, 2019
Koç University Nursing Care Congress
Antalya Xanadu Resort Hotel
Dec.6-8, 2019
American Hospital The Bodrum Cup
Bodrum
October 21-26, 2019
Jonas Mekas Retrospective (Film)
Arter
Oct.22-27, 2019
İnci Furni: She Waited for a While
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-Jan.26, 2020
Rosa Barba: The Hidden Conference
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-Jan.19, 2020
Ayşe Erkmen: Whitish
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-March 8, 2020
Altan Gürman
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-Feb.9, 2020
What Time Is It?
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-Feb.9, 2020
Words Are Very Unnecessary
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-March 8, 2020
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: offroad, v.2
Arter
Sept.13-Dec.15, 2019
Archival Memories: Marcell Restle’s Research in Anatolia and Beyond
ANAMED
June25 1-Dec.1, 2019
Beyond the Vessel
Meşher
Sept.13-Dec.22 2019
Harmony of Line and Colour
Sadberk Hanım Museum
April 25-Dec.22, 2019
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
Sept.6, 2018-indefinite
Stories from us

Sezgi Canarslan

Student at Boğaziçi University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

I was born in 1993 in Eskişehir but I spent my primary and high school years in Konya and Ankara. I am currently a senior at Boğaziçi University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, which was always my dream.

How were you first introduced to Vehbi Koç Foundation, and what was your connection?
I first met Vehbi Koç Foundation through the financial aid office in my school. They directed me to the Foundation, and I was invited for an interview. Later I got the goods news, and for the last two years I am studying at the university as a Vehbi Koç Foundation scholar.

What are your future plans and goals?  
Due to the nature of my studies I want to improve myself in other fields, and therefore I am planning to pursue a master’s or Ph.D. degree after graduation. I believe there are more international opportunities, and for this reason I would like to continue my graduate studies abroad, if possible. I will then decide on the field that I would like to concentrate on, either in private sector or academia. Since I am a senior, I want to make full use of my remaining time at school, and gain some practical experience through an internship; these are my short-term goals.

What is VKV’s place in your life?
The financial aid I was granted by Vehbi Koç Foundation provided a great opportunity for me. I applied to the Erasmus program without having to worry about finances, and last year continued part of my education in the UK for five months. It gave me the confidence to live in another country, and the financial support to cover my needs. In this respect, VKV’s place in my life is significant.

September 2015