What does the world cost ? Izmir, sea and more / Turkey Travel News

Semesters abroad in Turkey, each? In Istanbul, perhaps, but Izmir is a challenge: In the city of millions can indeed have breakfast with sea views, and 150,000 students celebrate joyous party wild, but without Turkish does not run much.

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Semesters abroad in Turkey, each? In Istanbul, perhaps, but Izmir is a challenge: In the city of millions can indeed have breakfast with sea views, and 150,000 students celebrate joyous party wild, but without Turkish does not run much.

So big and lively as Berlin, but at 36 degrees in the summer and with dream beaches in the immediate vicinity: So Izmir, the 3.4-million-city is on the west coast of Turkey. The stunning setting between the Aegean bay and mountainous hinterland. Not only the location is tempting: The “infidel Izmir” is considered liberal and westernmost city in

Turkey and can in terms of looseness even the megacity Istanbul even kidding. Student Ulas Çınarlı, 24, is originally from Ankara, Izmir studied in the past five years, communication science and Izmir fan. Much looser than in Ankara or Istanbul it go to and could be due to good weather, believes Çınarlı – simply, “because almost always the sun shines”.

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Around 150,000 students studying in Izmir at nine universities. Most of them are private universities, exchange of students, however, are generally exempt from fees. Timo Huguet from Munich, 21, has completed a semester abroad on the modern campus of the private Yasar University. He says: “In Izmir itself feels like in Europe, but if you go a bit into the back country, you are in another world.”

There go the farmers still with donkey carts around and the kilo of tomatoes costs about 30 cents. To communicate here, but you need necessarily speak Turkish. “Even at the university, many students can rather modest English. Most important Turkish vocabulary help enormously since.” To learn Turkish, is not easy, but makes due to the many Ös Üs and good humor: “Görüsürüz” The chant of for example, in German simply “See you!”.

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