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International Studies

Rebecca Akdeniz

Class of 2012
Major/Minor
International Studies, Anthropology

Born in Turkey, Rebecca is a dual citizen with the United States. That is why she feels that it is important to foster relations with the Middle East and the West to bridge the gap between the two parts of the world, both culturally and politically.

As an International Studies Major with a concentration in the Near East and a double major in Anthropology, Washington College provided a complete education, and full experiences to explore all aspects of this field. 

Campus Involvement
  • Majors: Anthropology and International Studies
  • Concentration: Near Eastern Studies
  • Languages: Turkish and Arabic
  • Internship: Summer 2010, Tanzania with the United Nations focused on the Rwanda Tribunal
  • Study Abroad: Spring-Summer 2011, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Summer Study Abroad: Summer 2010 Tanzania and Zanzibar, Africa

Akdeniz was an active delegate of Washington College’s Model United Nations Team, and has had the privilege of participating in the Model Conferences at Yale University and McGill University. 

Q & A

Future plans? After college, I plan on applying and attending graduate school at a higher institution offering degrees in International Studies, Law, and Diplomacy. I plan to be working as a key player in diplomatic relations with Middle Eastern Countries and the United States. I also plan on attending Law School after completing my graduate degree to gain a better understanding of law and diplomacy.