Students EMU FL&EPS Discover Cypriot Culture

Within the framework of Eastern Mediterranean University Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School’s Civic Involvement Projects, the second leg of the project titled Cittaslow Experience took place under the coordinatorship of academic staff member Mehsen Ercanlar and through the support of academic staff members Huseyin Demirel and Aysa Lama. Having taken place under the guidance of Zekai Altan, the trip started at Diner Olive Oil Facility at Cayirova region and continued at ‘The Nitovikla Garden’ in Kumyali. During their stay at the said venue, students actively took part in the making of village buns, macaroni, mortar coffee and other local products. During their participation in the visit, students also had a chance to listen to traditional and cultural tales of Cyprus.

Another Civic Involvement Project organisation took place with the involvement of academic staff members Mehsen Ercanlar, Damla Simsaroglu, Emine Ermetal and Sinem Cavusoglu. Entitled Nature Walk, the project was implemented at Buyukkonuk village. The walk which was participated by the students of EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School commenced at Buyukkonuk picnic area and continued towards animal shelters. During the walk, students received information about the village and its natural qualities and also tasted various items of local village cuisine.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University