by Katja Blöchlinger and Sebnem Eren In the time before Christmas, something special happens around the world: it is the season for cooking and baking regional specialities reminding everyone that the holidays are just around the corner. In this blogpost, we try to shed light on some traditional Christmas traditions in Germany and other countries … Continue reading Of sweet temptations and big party nights
by Arianna Orlando The IstKon PR team is thrilled to present its new project to all of you: “Salt and Pepper”! Throughout the time leading up to our exchange, we will post here about different topics relating to culture, academics and politics. You will get a taste of “salty” and “peppery” topics which characterize the … Continue reading New IstKon Blog: “Salt and Pepper”!
Most important facts: Where? In Konstanz When? 26th- 31th July 2018 Who? The new core Team & People of the last IstKon What? Kick-Off of IstKon 2019 and founding of an association Building Bridges is one of the core values of the IstKon Student Exchange and we have met two times for … Continue reading The Future Conference
Day 4 / Academic Day 1 (9. 04. 2018) by Nora Salman What happened on Day 4 after a weekend of arriving, getting first impressions and officially realising your presence in Istanbul? The participants were driven to a dreamful location in which the Grand Opening Ceremony took place, after putting on their finest occasion wear. … Continue reading The Grand Opening
by Katja Get-to-know games What a start to our 9-day student exchange! After everyone met their Buddy from the respective other team on friday evening, we were ready to go and explore Istanbul. However, before we split into smaller groups to see some hidden gems of the city, the Culture team had organized some games … Continue reading Great views, great food, and most importantly: great people!
by Felix Kreis Friday, 06th April 2018 03:45 am The day started early. Very early. On Friday, 06th April 2018, at 3:45 am the Konstanz IstKon group met at Döbeleplatz in Konstanz. The bus was ready to leave and almost everyone was on time and full of anticipation. But soon, some excitement arose, because a … Continue reading Between excitement and difficulties: Traveling from little Konstanz to big Istanbul
by Nora [Disclaimer: This is just an overview and there is no claim to completeness] -History- Today´s Turkish cuisine has a long history of developement: From the nomadic cook traditions of the Turkic peoples to a melting pot of Indian, Persian, Arabic and Kaucasian influences it offers a huge variety of specialities, which show similarities … Continue reading Turkish and German food – Part 1: „Don´t call it Turkish Pizza!“
by Mert Istanbul side of IstKon 2018, gathered together for “Team Building Evening” organized by PR Team in Kadıköy, where is one of the most dynamic and impressive place in Istanbul. The goal of our event was to establishing relations and spreading the dynamic spirit and joy of our upcoming Exchange in April between our … Continue reading Istanbul Teambuilding Event
by Sima Despite two world wars during the last century the world have gone through, a bunch of unique relationships have been established between Turkey and Germany. The existence of Turkish citizens in Germany, who’s number has reached over 3 million, and approximately 70 thousand German Citizens living in Turkey. This situation shows us the … Continue reading German Turkish Relationships
by Nora Turkish people know how to party! (Well, this is just my experience *side-eye to my friends*). But what are the occasions besides private weddings and their previous engagement partys, called Nisan? - Nora Here is a little overview of the main official holidays in Turkey: National holidays: Republic Day (29th of … Continue reading Turkish holidays