Become a World Explorer
Turkey is a fascinating country that bridges Western and Eastern cultures thanks to its geographic location on two separate continents. Turkey boasts a unique combination of Europe and Asian traits. Home of the Blue Mosque, Troy and the Golden Horn, Turkey is unlike any other place you’ve been before. Breathtaking beaches, architecture dating back to the Ottoman Empire, incredible cuisine and friendly people make Turkey a popular tourist destination.
CHI works with a trusted partner agency in Ankara, Turkey to find the best host families possible. Most placements are located in and around Ankara. Ankara is the bureaucratic center of Turkey, a large university town and home to many government workers and university students. As the national capital, Ankara is home to a large population of foreign diplomats and embassy staff, so it offers goods and services that might be more difficult to find in other Turkish cities. Ankara has a symbolic significance for the secular Turks. It is the place where a new era for the Turkish people started. It is a symbol for independence, development and Western values.
Turkey is a primarily Muslim country and is regarded as a safe tourist destination. The official language is Turkish. Many Turks dream of the opportunity to learn English from a native speaker to advance their education and careers. World Explorers is a great way to gain experience and build your resume teaching English in Turkey. Being in a central location in Turkey, Ankara is the hub of the Turkish rail network and can be reached easily from many cities. There are now high speed services to Istanbul and Konya. The new high speed train makes it possible to visit Istanbul in just 3 hours. We do not offer placements in Istanbul at this time.
WE calculated the price for two scenarios. The first scenario considers your choices above. The second scenario is the scenario that offers the best value. We also compared our prices with two other options. A hostel-stay with 3 meals per day and a hotel-stay with 3 meals per day. For the hotel-stay, we considered 1-2 star hotels because we learned from past World Explorers that most of them are traveling on a budget. However, a home-stay (staying with a host family) is substantially better than a 2-star hotel-stay when all amenities, comfort, and support are considered. Aside from that, you will be staying with people who care about you, who will be sharing their culture with you, and who will embrace you as part of their family. These, as part of your life-changing experience, are priceless!
You will be traveling abroad on a tourist visa; hence, in most countries, you can only stay up to 90 days. We understand you might want to stay longer and we designed the World Explorers program to meet your desire. Instead of staying over 90 days in a country, we allow you, the World Explorer, to participate on a second adventure on a different country. And that is not all. You can actually participate as many times as you would like (some exclusions apply). Please contact a World Explorers customer care specialist for more information.