Tekden High School students discover the Caribbean

AGUV-TOBB Tekden Anadolu High School have now been coming to theAbdullah Gül University campus every other week to participate in the AGU Intercultural Workshop series, created jointly by the AGUInternational Office and Tekden High School English professors, in order to give their high school students the opportunity to discover new cultures and practice their English skills.

Previously, the youngsters had learned more about Somalia, thanks to AGU international students Ali and Mohamed (and before that Moroccan, Pakistan and Egypt); but this week they came to AGU to discover a new part of the world, less known to some of them: the Caribbean.
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In particular, this 5th Edition of the AGU Intercultural Workshops was focused on one of the +700 islands and islets comprising the Caribbean: Grenada.

Although some students thought that the session would be about the city of Granada in Spain, thanks to our two Grenadian students, Etulan (from the Department of Architecture) and Elilatoni (from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics) they soon came to discover the rich culture of the island of Grenada, the “Island of Spice”.

After that, they separated once again into two classrooms, one group with Etulan, the other with Elilatoni, in order to learn about the Grenadian geography, history, the meaning of their flag, national dish, clothes and music.

Etulan and Elilatoni also took time at the end of the workshop sessions to talk about their international experiences, including Etulan’s exchange experience in Malaysia.

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The high school students then presented what they had learned to their classmates in a plenary session.

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Once the workshop came to an end, and after taking a group photo together, the students and their teachers stayed on with Etulan and Elilatoni to continue chatting outside of the classroom setting.

We hope to organize another exciting Intercultural Workshop session with our eager and bright guests very soon!

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