One of the greatest parts of being a student at Embassy English are the experiences. Students come to Embassy not only to improve their English language skills, but also to explore new parts of the world, to take part in diverse cultural activities, and to meet people from all over the globe. As part of our My Embassy Life series, we caught up with two Turkish students, Nazli Sayman and Anil Genc, who came to Embassy Boston as a couple to learn English together. Little did Nazli know that Anil was planning to propose marriage during their stay in Boston.
Nazli is studying to be a computer engineer. Anil completed his undergraduate degree in computer engineering, and now he is studying for a master’s degree in computer engineering while he is also a research assistant in the master’s program.
The couple decided to study English abroad because they both wanted to improve their English speaking skills. Their travel company recommended Embassy English, and they both wanted to visit the US. Anil and Nazli wanted to study together in Boston because they live in different cities in Turkey, and they don’t get to see each other as often as they would like to.
Anil and Nazli said that the best thing about studying at Embassy Boston was that, “We can speak English while learning (in Turkey,) but here we are using English in our natural life. We’ve also met a lot of new friends here.”
They both feel that their speaking and listening skills have really improved since they have been here.
When asked what has helped them the most in their studies at Embassy, they said, “The teachers are really great, and they give so much encouragement.”
Anil decided to propose to his girlfriend, Nazli, before coming to Boston.
He wanted to propose in Boston because July 15, 2015 was the day they had met through mutual friends in Turkey.
Anil said, “I asked Linda, the Center Director of Embassy Boston, to recommend romantic places in Boston to propose, and one of the places she mentioned was the Boston gondolas, and I decided to propose there.
We took the gondolas, drank some wine on the gondolas and then we got off the boat. We then saw our friends. Nazli didn’t know why they were there. They said it was just a coincidence.”
“After a few minutes I went down on one knee and proposed to Nazli and gave her a ring. Our friends took some pictures.
My hands were shaking. Nazli cried and said yes. It was a very romantic day.”
The happy couple signed our #EmbassyBoston Signature Wall on Graduation Day, and posed under their signatures complete with a heart!
Congratulations to Anil and Nazli!
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