Being a University Student in Izmir
When the quality of the universities and the quality of the living standards are considered together, Izmir is the most ideal city for university life in Turkey. Here are some of the numerous privileges enjoyed by those who spent their university life in Izmir...
1. Gorgeous Weather
Being a student in Izmir, which is sunny for 300 days of the year, is like studying and taking a vacation together. After spending the weekdays at school starting from May, you can escape to Çeşme, Foça, Dikili, or another coastal route and enjoy the sea starting from Friday evening. Moreover, it is a great chance for students that the winter months are not harsh, so the costs of heating are minimum.
2. Tolerant and Friendly Residents
When it comes to tolerance and friendly faces, people of Izmir are unique. You can be sure that everyone, from shopkeepers to landlords, from people you encounter on the street to your neighbors, will approach you with a smiling face and tolerance in Izmir. Get ready to meet the neighbors who appear at your door with a warm home-cooked meal when you are tired of exams and lectures!
3. Lower Costs of Living
While Izmir offers all the opportunities you expect from a metropolitan city, the financial cost of living in the city is quite appropriate considering that you live in a metropolitan city. Rent, food, and transportation expenses are much lower, especially compared to Istanbul. Besides, the fact that the weather is beautiful almost throughout the year, the social life options are limitless, and there are opportunities for free parking and open spaces, which reduces the cost of living even further.
4. Student Friendly Izmir Cuisine
The three most famous foods of Izmir -boyoz, gevrek, and kumru, are extremely student-friendly foods in terms of prices. Even on a school morning when you leave home in a hurry to catch your exam, you can have boyoz and tea or gevrek and tea for a cheap and delicious breakfast. Also, the fact that olive oil dishes are so popular, makes İzmir cuisine even more affordable.
5. A Rich Social Life
Whole İzmir is like a huge campus for students. If you wish, you can have a pleasant time with your peers in Kordon, then chat with your friends in a cafe or bar in Alsancak. When it comes to cultural activities such as theater, cinema, concerts, museums, and exhibitions, it is impossible for you not to find a new experience to enjoy in Izmir.