Izmir is gloriously situated on the western edge of Turkey. Offering visitors many options for a unique experience, this beautiful city pulls you into a world of picturesque modernity and traditions, with its refreshing touches to the human souls. It is the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara. İzmir Province had a total population of 4113072.
In classical antiquity the city was known as Smyrna. Smyrna has more than 3,000 years of recorded urban history, and up to 8,500 years of history as a human settlement since the Neolithic period.
Izmir hosted the Mediterranean Games in 1971 and the World University Games (Universiade) in 2005. The city participated in Climathon in 2019.
In English, the city was called Smyrna into the 20th century. Izmir was adopted in English and most foreign languages after Turkey adopted the Latin alphabet in 1928 and urged other countries to use the city’s Turkish name.
Izmir is one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean world and has been of almost continuous historical importance during the last 5,000 years.
According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Greek city was founded by Aeolians but soon was seized by Ionians.
Izmir was occupied by Greek forces in May 1919 and recaptured by Turkish forces under Mustafa Kemal on September 9, 1922.
Izmir is composed of 9 metropolitan districts: Balçova, Bornova, Buca, Çiğli, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, Karşıyaka, Konak and Narlıdere.
There are a total of nine active universities in and near İzmir. İzmir is also home to the third U.S. Space Camp in the world, Space Camp Turkey. Izmir is a city which full of students and so suitable for living as student.
Izmir has many beaches and is 2-3 hours away from most popular holiday resorts in the Aegean. It is possible to reach to the beaches in Izmir by public transportation.
In addition, places such as Alsancak and Konak, which are the most popular places in Izmir for students, are very central and can be easily reached from every point of Izmir.
Typical mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and warm wet winters. Most of them falls during November through March. The rest of the precipitation falls during April through May and September through October. There is virtually no rainfall during the months of June, July and August.The average temperature is 18 degrees C. Snowfall is extremely rare, and approximately 148 days of the year are clear and sunny. The summer months — from May to October — usually brings average daytime temperatures of 30 °C or higher.
Every region of Turkey hosts for the delicious dishes from each other thanks to their unique climate and vegetation. Local herbs, vegetables and spices add a different flavour to the dishes.
Aegean cuisine has a special place in Turkish food culture with its healthy and light yet absolutely delicious recipes. Famous for olive oil and variety of herbs, the foods of these fertile lands are very healthy. Turkish Aegean region is full of flavours you have never tasted before. If you have not tried to taste Aegean dishes before, you are always invited to taste these amazing tasty foods.
Izmir kofte, kumru and keskek are among the favourite delicacies you can taste almost everywhere in Izmir with special sauce and extraordinary lightness. For breakfast or afternoon tea you can enjoy boyoz and Izmir tulumu. The city is famous for its abundance of herbs, olive oil made from olive trees, and seafood it has to offer. Sea beans, chicory root, ivy, nettle, arapsaci, ebegumeci, cibez and radika are some favourite herbs in Izmir.
UniversityIzmir University of Economics, which carries the status of being the first foundation university of the Aegean Region, became one of the most preferred universities across the nation and produced 16 thousand 200 graduates so far. Total of 464 academics, 59 of whom are foreign nationals, work at Izmir University of Economics which has almost 10 thousand students. Izmir University of Economics, which offers 28 associate degree programs, 35 undergraduate programs, 30 masters programs, and 6 PhD programs, continues to take firm steps towards its progress.
The Mission of Izmir University of Economics is to raise innovative and qualified individuals who are inquisitive, and equipped with leadership attributes, entrepreneurial capabilities, and critical thinking skills, and to contribute to science with unique researches.
The Vision of Izmir University of Economics is to become a preeminent institution for higher education which leads the society through a high quality education and scientific researches on a universal level.
Location and Nearby Places
Our university is in Balçova district but our hospital is into Karşıyaka district. There are many shopping malls near our school, especially Agora AVM and Kipa AVM. There are CarrefourSA and Migros as big supermarkets. All of these are located on Mithatpaşa Street, which is 1-2 km away from the school and can be easily reached on foot.
There are 3 cafes on our campus, namely Starbucks, Mio Cafe, ''Alsancak Unlu Mamülleri''. There are also 3 restaurants, the ''Altın Kapı'' , the main dining hall, and the Subway.
Areas to Sit Down and Relax
There are many cafeterias in our school, where you can sit and relax. There is also a lot of greenery scattered around the campus. There is also a large green/park area next to the foreign languages entrance of our school. There is also a gym that you can become a member of on the ground floor of the foreign languages building in our school.
Adress: AdresYeni Girne Bulvarı 1825 Sok. No:12 Karşıyaka / İzmir
The students will do their clerkships in IUE Medical Park Hospital.
Telephone: 0 (232) 399 50 50
One meal per day will be facilitated by us in our hospital on weekdays. Except those, our hospital is close to many small restaurants and cafes. You can easily find some place to eat cheap.
We will be providing you lunch. It will be provided in the cafeteria of Izmir University of Economics Medical Park hospital. You can easily have your meal in the hospital. There are many restaurants around the hospital that offer home-cooked meals, fast-food, and bakeries, cafes, etc. are available. You can have your breakfast before you enter the hospital or your dinner after you leave the hospital. Apart from that, if the student house is arranged, you can easily make your meal at home by buying the ingredients. If you stay in our school dormitory, you can meet your food needs from inside the school and from the cafes and restaurants around the school.
The school dormitory is inside the campus and is very, very close to all faculties on foot. In the dormitories, 4,2,1 people can stay in the rooms. There is a communal kitchen. Each room has a private toilet, bathroom, refrigerator, wardrobe, desk and chair.
Although we do not have a exact place for Lodging at the moment, a student dormitory or Student's flat will be arranged near the hospital with our new term LEOs and in line with the genders of our new term incomings.
You will be staying at Izmir University of Economics Dormitory. Here is the full address of the place: İzmir, Fevzi Çakmak, 35330 Balçova/İzmir (Dormitory is located in the campus)
You will have a bathroom, bed, wardrobe, nightstand, desk, bookcase, refrigerator, telephone and internet connection in your dormitory room.
- Also pillows, sheets, piqués, blankets, bedding are provided by our university and the rooms are cleaned daily.
- The dormitory building is heated with geothermal energy and hot water is available 24 hours a day.
- There is also a central air conditioning system in our dormitories.
- For the students who will stay in the dormitory, there is a TV room, laundry, kitchen, masjid and study rooms.
The rules you have to obey in your dormitory room are:
Here you can reach the ''Dormitory Regulation'' and all the rules must be followed in the dormitory in English:
Here are the addresses of the places you might need to know which are close to your accommodation place:
You can find the closest pharmacies, markets, shopping malls and hospitals to the campus on the map that we have added the google maps link below.
Here is the google maps of the University Campus: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=38.388292,27.045076&z=14&t=m&hl=tr&gl=TR&mapclient=embed&cid=12509438361761085599
Depending on the number, gender and future date of our incomings, there may be a student house or apartment close to the hospital among the accommodation options.
2. Student's Flat
Air : The Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) is well served with connections to Turkish and international destinations. It is located in the Gaziemir district of Izmir.
İzmir Buses: serves bus services to the downtown and villages. You can use the link and you can easily plan your journey in İzmir.
İzmir Metro: (subway) serves between 6 am – 12.20 am on Fahrettin Altay (Üçkuyular) – Evka 3 line. Also, you can connect with IZBAN train at Halkapınar and Hilal stations and you can go to İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport with IZBAN.
İzmir Ferry Boats: serves from piers located in Bayraklı, Göztepe, Konak, Üçkuyular, Alsancak, Pasaport, Karşıyaka and Bostanlı.
İzmir Biking (Bisim): is a very good option rent a bike for bike lovers, there are 31 bike stations on the bicycle path between İzmir Bird Paradise and İnciraltı City Forrest and you can pay with credit card, the rental price for each hour 2,60 TL.
How to get to the School:
Gates and Ring Busses
Our school has 2 main entrance gates. One of the doors opens to the school's main square and block A. In this block, there are the rooms of the faculty members and the main lecture halls. The other door of the campus opens to the area where the Faculty of Fine Arts of our school is located.
Since we have a small campus, we do not have Ring Buses.
You can reach the main entrance gate of our school by buses numbered 969, 480 and 510 which are departing from Fahrettin Altay.
For information about 969 departure times and route map; https://www.eshot.gov.tr/tr/UlasimSaatleri/969/288?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
For information about 510 departure times and route map; https://www.eshot.gov.tr/tr/UlasimSaatleri/510/288
For information about 480 departure times and route map; https://www.eshot.gov.tr/tr/UlasimSaatleri/480/288
How to Get to the Hospital:
The address of IUE Medical Park Hospital is :
Adres: AdresYeni Girne Bulvarı 1825 Sok. No:12 Karsiyaka / Izmir
Telephone: 0 (232) 399 50 50
Here is the way you can go to the hospital from your accommodation place:
Here you can find some maps of how to get to IUE Medical Park Hospital from distinct places of İzmir such as İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Konak, Çiğli, Karşıyaka:
Or, if you are on the opposite side of the city, you can take the ferry to Karşıyaka or Bostanlı Pier and then reach the hospital by bus or minibus.
Here is the Moovit App link for to get to IUE Medical Park Hospital:
The Clock Tower at the city centre is a symbol of Izmir, located at Konak Square. It was designed by the Levantine French architect and built in 1901.
The elegant looking historical Clock Tower has the Ottoman architectural features, known as the symbol of Izmir and adorns the Konak Square just like a pearl.
And Kemeralti Bazaar is very close to clock tower. In there a lot of things suitable for present. You can find whatever you want.
Historical Elevator of Izmir
Built in 1907, the Elevator is one of the most interesting tourist spots in Izmir today. This aesthetically designed building is recognized as one of the indispensable social structures in the city.
The upper promenade of the elevator boasts a cafe and a restaurant in which visitors can relax and get an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Izmir. The Elevator, whose similar ones can be found in a few countries offers a unique Izmir sight.
Ephesus Archaeological Site
A journey throughout the archaeological ruins of Ephesus which contains successive settlements from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Here are the 8 of the most amazing ancient and holy ruins in Ephesus.
These 8 Ancient and Holy Ruins;
-Library of Celsus
It is the most popular meeting point in Izmir for teenagers like us. There is a long walking path by the sea. There are a lot of cafes where you can drink or eat anything you like. If you want to, you can also lie on the grass with some friends and enjoy.
Sigacik Village: The most peaceful atmosphere of the Seferihisar town, Sigacik, is known as the small port of Seferihisar. You can find plenty of local products to buy in the village. Tomato paste, artichoke, Turkish delight with mandarin and jams are the unusual flavours. The harbour lined multicoloured fishing boats is a unique haven for wearies of city.
Beaches: Sigacik Buyuk Akkum, Akarca and Urkmez beaches are some of the Blue Flag awarded beaches in the slow city of Seferihisar.
Sirince stand out among the touristic destinations with its homemade wines.
Foca Islands is the common name for a group of six uninhabited islands in front of the beautiful coastal town of Foca. These islands are Orak Island, Incir Island, Kartdere Island, Fener Island, Ataturk Island and Metelik Island.
City of Museums
There are many museums in the city center; Ethnography, Archaeology, and Atatürk Museum. There are open every day except on Monday and national holidays and their entry fees vary.
İzmir Archaeology Museum located in opposite of Konak Square since 1984.
İzmir Ethnography Museum built in the 18th century in neoclassic style and it shares the same garden with the Archaeology Museum
İzmir Atatürk Museum located at I. Kordon (Atatürk Boulevard) and it was built in between 1875-1880. During his visits to İzmir between 1930 and 1934, Atatürk (first Prime Minister of Turkey) always stayed in this residence. In 2014, it was turned into a museum for his memories in his honor.