In this photo, Sparks graduate Belis Tutmaz visits the Google campus as a guest of Amalee Mansour (right). As a graduate of Santa Clara University, Amalee spent a summer in Turkey as a TWI intern.
TWI organizes cultural exchange and internship opportunities.
The purposes are to inspire young women to broaden their perspectives, and to sensitize them to cultural values, beliefs, and expectations other than their own.
On occasion, we organize summer internships for American students to work on TWI projects with Turkish colleagues in Turkey. In addition, we assist young Turkish professionals to connect with like-minded colleagues and networks in the US.
Given the opportunity to pay a visit or enjoy short-term residence in a different country, these young women confront their own cultural biases and expectations in new and personally meaningful ways.