High School in America with Yagmur Toprak

Yagmur Toprak is one of the youngest international students to cross continents. At the age of 14,Yagmur enrolled at Long Island, New York’s Lawrence Woodmere Academy as the school’s first ever Turk. It didn’t take her long to become one of the school’s most loved. One of Turkey’s brightest young ladies shares her unique experience of high school in the US.

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Elif İnce

Elif İnce | StudyInAmerica.com | New York

Elif Ince was born and raised in Istanbul. A print concentrator at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, she’s currently reporting and writing about New York City.

Before coming to Columbia, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in art history. At Brown, she published an investigative story about students with eating disorders and the university’s controversial handling of their cases for the Brown Daily Herald. She has written several reviews about art exhibitions, retail establishments and bars that have been published in nymag.com and Time Out New York online, and she has worked as an editorial intern at Esquire magazine. She has contributed feature articles to Harper’s Bazaar, Travel+Leisure, Cosmopolitan and Time Out magazine in Istanbul.