Anna Berry, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council, was invited on an Intercultural Exchange trip to Turkey this summer on behalf of the Turkish Cultural Center of New Hampshire. The delegation also included academic leaders from Vermont and Maine. During the one-week tour, the group visited Istanbul, Izmir, Neveshir, Kayseri and Konya. In addition to seeing cultural sites, the group also met with local academic institutions and non-profits and enjoyed dinner in local homes (above).
"It was exciting to experience life in a country that has been at the crossroads of civilization for centuries," Anna Berry said. "I'm grateful to the Turkish Cultural Center for the incredible opportunity!"
See more photos of the trip below:
The group toured Mevlana University in Konya and learned about higher education in Turkey.
The group at a viewpoint overlooking Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
The group visits Ephesus.
The group enjoying traditional Turkish kebabs.