“WE ENGAGED IN ACADEMIC DISCUSSION, TOLD JOKES, AND COMPARED CULTURES. I CANNOT IMAGINE AN EXPERIENCE MORE FULFILLING THAN THESE THREE WEEKS SPENT IN TURKEY.”
– LAUREN S. PPE ’16
We made deliberate friendships with the Turkish students. We engaged in academic discussion, told jokes, and compared cultures. I cannot imagine an experience more fulfilling than these three weeks spent in Turkey.
Lauren S. – Politics, Philosophy, and Economics ‘16
Economically, Turkey is one of the fastest growing nations in the world. Since 2002, the Turkish economy has exploded, expanding its GNP by 500%, cutting its inflation rate from 35% to 7%, and tripling its exports to over $100 billion.
As Turkey experiences dynamic growth, The King’s College wants to be present. Our goal is to understand Turkey, to build relationships with current and future Turkish leaders, and to use our knowledge and influence to stand for freedom and human dignity in Turkey.
The Turkey Venture enhances the King’s education by putting to the test ideas about economics and business, politics and education, man and God. Students spend two and a half weeks in Turkey hosting a business and economics conference with the top private University in Turkey, and building friendships in this country that is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
This year’s Entrepreneurship and Society conference was particularly surreal: four years ago, we were talking our way onto campus of the top private university in Turkey; this year we were welcomed at the gate by students, greeted warmly by the business school’s deans, and invited to stay in university housing. It is incredible to see what King’s students have built piece-by-piece, year-by-year. It is even more encouraging to see genuine friendships flourish between our students and their Turkish peers. I’m proud to be a part of such a unique project.
Anthony Randazzo – Director of Economic Research Reason Foundation