Rumi Forum organized 2 trips under the Rumi Forum fellows program in May and June 2014. The trips included graduate students and recent PhD graduates from universities in Washington DC and surrounding states with Rumi Forum chapters.
As part of the trip requirement, as in previous years, the participants weere required to write an article that incorporates their experiences from the trips. Participants from Georgetown University, Howard University, Catholic University of America, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University and Trinity DC visited many cities including Istanbul, Izmir and Gaziantep where they had opportunities to meet with journalists, scholars, academics, young professionals and businessmen to discuss Turkey related issues. See the articles from the previous year here.