Brussels High School
Name: Kagan Akbas
What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I will be attending Eindhoven University of Technology working towards a major in Computer Science.
What are some of your favorite school memories that you will take with you as you move on to the next chapter of your life?
Meticulously writing, shooting, and editing a short film with our Video Production class in four weeks for the DODDS-E Film Festival and receiving an Exceptional Video award in the end.
What will you miss most as you look back on your DoDDS-Europe overseas school experience?
I will miss the relaxed and calm atmosphere of the school. I will also miss the highly knowledgeable and patient teachers who have borne with me throughout the numerous topics of the curriculum.
What advice would you give to the current underclassmen?
You are very lucky to be studying in a wonderful multicultural environment where you can hear four or sometimes five languages being spoken on the radio and in the streets, so take advantage of it and widen your horizon. Remember that the sacrifices you make right now, whether it be time or effort, will always come back to you later on.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
After finishing my Master's degree and possibly my Ph.D, I would see myself dedicating all of my time to my then newly-formed IT company, or Google.