Welcome to THE PREPARATORY, the newsletter of prep students at Izmir University of Economics. Our goal is to inform everybody who is interested in our English medium university and its prep school. We interview teachers and management, look at current events, films and books, and write about different topics that might interest our fellow students. All articles are prepared and written by students who are doing the prep program and edited by PACTS-teachers, which stands for the Preparatory Activity Centre for Teachers and Students at IUE. We hope you enjoy our efforts and would appreciate any ideas or comments. Happy reading!