Divided by the Bosphorus and built on two continents, Asia and Europe; Istanbul is a metropolis, the intersection point of different civilizations. Thanks to its rich historical and cultural heritage dating back to Byzantium, there are many historical places to explore in Istanbul. Declared the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a city that hosts many important cultural and sporting events, concerts, festivals, and its natural beauty. Istanbul's atmosphere encourages students to adopt a very active lifestyle.
Istanbul atmosphere encourages students to adopt a very active lifestyle. Istinye University gives its students the opportunity to spend their university years in this dynamic metropolis and live the most unforgettable moments of their lives in this dynamic city.
Istanbul has one of the best public transportation networks in the world. There are several transportation options like buses, metro buses, trams, Marmaray, subways, minibusses, and taxis to reach any location in Istanbul. Students studying in Istanbul are able to get a transportation card(IstanbulKart), which makes transportation more affordable. Here is a helpful mobile app list for transportation: Mobile, Moovit, Trafi, Şehir hatları, IBBCep Trafik.
Since Istanbul is a densely populated city, each city district has its own shops, stores, eateries, schools, hospitals, etc. So you do not have to travel far for your needs. Modern shopping malls are everywhere in Istanbul and some of them are highly popular among tourists. They are also known as AVM from the Turkish acronym. One of the biggest shopping malls is located near Vadi Campus called Vadİstanbul. Students can also easily go to Istinye Park from Vadi Campus located on Sarıyer/İstanbul and there are a couple of shopping malls located around Topkapı Campus, such as Marmara Forum AVM, Metroport AVM, and Ömür Plaza AVM
Like in some other countries, in Turkey, there are also traditional community marketplaces which are called “Pazar”. Every day Pazars move from one district to another one for the convenience of the residents. People prefer shopping from the Pazars since the freshest product for reasonable prices can be found here. Bargaining is welcome at Pazars. Some sellers will allow you to check and pick the goods yourself.
There are many religious places (Mosques, Churches, Synagogues,...) located in İstanbul. You can either pray or visit these places for free.
The closest Mosques to our campuses are below:
Vadi Camii: Close to Vadi Campus
Davutpaşa Bircan Eresin Cami: Close to Topkapı Campus
Istanbul has a rich cultural and artistic life. Its historical monuments reflect the city’s history as the capital of three world empires and more than 1,800 years of history. The city has world-class museums, several concert halls, a vibrant art community, movie theaters throughout the city, and several world-class culture and arts festivals, such as the annual Music and Jazz Festivals or Film Festivals. You can gain a Muze Kart (Museum Pass) and visit some historical places at a discount.