Aylin Karagozoglu ’21

Parallels Between France and Turkey and Their Historical Significance

Through my research, I identified cultural and societal parallels between Turkey, my home country, and France. In addition, I formed a deeper understanding of the root of these similarities through historical context. I found a resemblance in language, cuisine, art, politics, and societal norms. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I completed my research online. I had originally planned to do an immersion program in France during summer 2020, but, due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, I was not able to do so.

My Signature Experience has taught me how to conduct independent research, to analyze using historical context, and to further appreciate other cultures. Aylin Karagozoglu ’21