Living in North Cyprus as a student comes with interesting experience which stays a long time with them, the atmosphere is warm and full of life. The citizens are homely, welcoming and accommodating. I will be writing about activities that make up the interesting day to day life of students in North Cyprus.
Firstly, students enjoy the luxury of public sports facilities which include standard football pitches, basketball courts, tennis courts and other facilities for indoor games. Also, there are various private gym centers which are relatively affordable. Besides that, competitions are organized by the North Cyprus sport federation in different sports for the various universities to participate, while the outstanding players are granted 100% scholarships, students in different universities even play professional football for different clubs.
However, there are various social and cultural groups which students can join depending on their preferences, most of this groups are created by the universities and non-governmental organizations which serve to help students adapt fast to life away from home and make them socialize with other nationals helping them learn new things and improving their learning skills.
Furthermore, what makes North Cyprus student life stand out from other nations; it has one of the best night lives with tourists from different countries making it even more exciting mostly during summer and specific periods in winter. The increasing number of clubs attracts world class DJs and artists from around the world. The various nationals of different countries studying in north Cyprus have managed to invite musicians from their respective countries to perform in Cyprus on a regular basis, therefore the possibility of having a chance to attend a concert from your favorite musician in Cyprus is very high.
However, the student body council of each universities organizes series of entertaining events like African night, international students’ night, Halloween night, fresher’s night, student week to mention a few. If you prefer dancing all night or quietly sipping cocktails, North Cyprus has got you covered. Restaurants are open 24 hours a day giving students who get tired cooking an opportunity to have great meals anytime of the day especially late hours.
In conclusion for those addicted to blockbuster Hollywood movies, there are 3-D cinemas which show new releases in English and Turkish for which students only pay a discounted price. Make sure you go with your student card. Also, there are a number of hotels and casinos, which is where most students tend to secure their part-time job opportunities.