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Movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Holiday, and Notting Hill had built an image in our minds that whenever we travel to a different country, there’s a possibility that we could meet a very attractive/romantic guy who could sweep us off our feet. A man who will hold our hand while strolling through their country’s finest tourist spots
As an independent young woman with an eye for adventure, I tend to bristle at the suggestion that there are certain times and places in which a woman should not travel unaccompanied by a man. Coming from the ‘anything you can do I can do better’ feminist school of Annie Oakley/Mia Hamm, I am offended
Happy belated International Women’s Day to all you female travelers out there! There is nothing like being abroad to gain perspective. This is true for any topic: feminism and gender equality not least of all. International Women’s Day and other global initiatives like it seek to promote solidarity in the mission of reducing the gender gap around the world.
Now I’m living in Istanbul, Turkey the former Ottoman capital through an exchange program with Binghamton University and studying abroad at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.
If you would have asked me where I would have liked to study abroad five years ago, I would have given you all the typical answers. Could I see myself sipping a café au lait in Paris, strolling the streets of London, or soaking up the sun at some beach in Spain? Absolutely. My decision