Istanbul is the bridge between European and Asian cultures; it is the most populated city in Turkey and the largest in Europe.
With a large and very important university, good tourist and commercial environment, it has many historic areas declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Among the modern, the glitzy and the historical, find the Bosphorus Bridge connecting two continents, palaces or its busy streets in the centre with bazaars, markets and museums!
To get around the city you can do so by bus, subway, train and tram, plus you can use ferry.
As for the language, it is advisable to learn Turkish once there in a language school, and having a high average level of English will help you at the beginning, whether you want to
work or study.
It has got temperate continental weather with humid summers and mild, and cold and rainy winters.