Languages you speak, studied or learned: Turkish, English, Spanish
Language teaching here at UO: Turkish
Language teaching you did at home: English
Favorite hobbies: Cooking, biking, yoga, running
Why you became an FLTA? Why you came to Oregon?
I became an FLTA to meet American culture, gain new experiences and make new friends whilst sharing my own culture, increasing diversity and bringing new perspectives to the university. Back in Turkey, I lived in Istanbul for almost 10 years. Crowds, traffic, no bike roads, not much green... Oregon is the opposite. Quieter, greener, flatter... A great place to take a break to enjoy life.
An interesting word or phrase from your language that just doesn't translate to English or other languages:
"Kolay gelsin!" is a phrase that is said so that the other person can do their job (any task) comfortably without any trouble.
e.g. - I'm going to class now. - OK, kolay gelsin! (May it be easy.)
(You see someone cleaning.) - Kolay gelsin!
(You leave a restaurant. To the waiter:) - Kolay gelsin!
Something you hope to do or try during your time here:
I hope to go on a road trip.
Anything else you would like to share: