Living in Another Country

Updated: Feb 26

Hi! My name is Gulsun (she/her) and I will be taking over the PhD Balance Instagram account tomorrow!


I am an international student, originally from Turkey. I moved to Canada by myself for my PhD. My research is in mechanical engineering (applied energy). I can talk about and answer questions about many different topics but will be concentrating on immigrating as a student and adapting to a new country – it has definitely been a tough ride for me. But you can also ask me questions about being a woman in STEM or being a woman in a male-dominated area!


Be sure to check out my Instagram takeover tomorrow and Grad Chat on Saturday!


Grad Chat will be live-streamed on Youtube Saturday at 3 pm EDT/12 pm PST/8 pm BST!


Check out the episode on YouTube using this link!


You can also now listen to all our Grad Chat episodes as a podcast, which is hosted on Anchor FM and available on all major streaming services!