My name is Martina Zoccali,from Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Italy experience at Altınbaş university has enriched me from both an educational and a cultural point of view. As a student of International Relations, I am more than satisfied since I had the chance to be in contact with a vibrant national identity, such is the Turkish one, and also to live in one of the most touristic cities in the world and get in touch with people from everywhere. Thanks to the Erasmus office and the volunteer students, my stay in Istanbul was easier and full of beautiful moments. I will always think of it has an amazing period of my life.