American Student in Turkey

Tips, comments and warnings for women traveling in Turkey.

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American Student in Turkey

Post by hannahxliz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:33 pm

I will be spending an academic year in Istanbul at a university there. I am not traveling with anyone from my university; I'll just be jumping in all alone and hoping for the best. I have a full year to prepare at this point, and am going to start language classes this fall. What are some general tips you have for staying afloat on my lonesome in Turkey that might be specific to the college students I'll be interacting with? How are student-professor relationships different than in the US? I would appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks!

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Re: American Student in Turkey

Post by suppiluliuma » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Student - prof relationships may differ from one school to another.
For example, is it private or public school?
It may even differ from faculty to faculty in one campus.
Each old prestigious school has its own culture.
Difficult to explain.
But generally, there's no big differences in comparing to the US, unless you don't go to one in a small town away from Istanbul.
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