Studying in Turkey offers a great opportunity for a high-quality education, but there is so much more to offer. Turkey’s cities have many historical and cultural sites to visit, music concerts of popular and traditional music and an abundance of exhibitions and festivals for those who feel like exploring Turkish culture to the fullest.
As an international student you may consider joining one or more of the many social clubs and student associations to enrich your social life. In this beautiful country you can enjoy four distinct seasons, all of which provide their own outdoor sporting possibilities, ranging from swimming (scuba diving and snorkeling), white water rafting, and sailing to skiing. Football, basketball, volleyball and of course cycling and jogging, as well as yoga and Thai-chi, are all part of the vast array of sports and recreational activities you can enjoy.
Istanbul is a multi-layered and a multi-cultural metropolis. International students feel at ease in Istanbul because they can find any kind of activity from international concerts to Broadway musicals, from sports tournaments to art festivals. Students can easily watch their home country’s soccer or basketball team in Istanbul. There are many high-level night clubs to visit as well.
In terms of meeting new people, you don’t need to hesitate more than in your home country in Istanbul as an international student. It is important to know that Turkish people are quite welcoming and friendly. Turkey is a wonderful country to build up your network.