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Information on Prodem School in Konya

 
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Judyo45



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:15 pm    Post subject: Information on Prodem School in Konya Reply with quote

I am considering a position at Prodem school in Konya. Does anyone have any information to share about this school or about Konya in general?
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FGT



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any specific info. regarding that school.

If you're already used to Turkey and considering work in Konya, I wish you well.

If you're thinking of taking this job as your first in Turkey I would urge you to consider carefully: Konya is one of the most conservative and fundamentalist cities in Turkey. Ramazan is fast approaching (no pun intended) and this could exacerbate cultural differences.

If Konya is right for you, then you are right for Konya; if not.....
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ghost



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:08 pm    Post subject: Prodem Reply with quote

Pay is around 1.100.000.000 to 1.200.000.000 with free accommodation.

The owner seems nice.

Konya would be a good place to learn Turkish. Otherwise it might be a bit boring. Winters are very cold here and last for about four months.

Despite the conservative outlook, if you follow cultural norms you will find some very friendly people here.
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Judyo45



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:01 am    Post subject: Information on Prodem School in Konya Reply with quote

Thank you for your information.
How cold is "cold?" Does it snow? Is it colder than the prairie winters in Canada? Is it a dry, or wet, cold?
What does "boring" mean? I know alcohol is no-no, but I don't drink and hate smokey bars.
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ghost



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:01 pm    Post subject: Konya details Reply with quote

It's not that bad in Konya weather wise, especially for someone coming from Canada!

During the cold months of December to the end of February daytime temperatures hover around 0-10 centigrade, with nighttime temps. in the minus 5 to minus 10 centigrade range. It is a dry cold and easily tolerable. Temperatures would be similar to a place like Windsor, Ontario, except that it is dry rather than humid.

If you decide to live in Konya you will save a bunch of money on your salary because it is inexpensive.

If you go there you could join some of the University clubs and societies which offer good alternatives for your social life.

In Konya there are weekly films in English with Turkish subtitles.

It's not a bad place if provided you are not addicted to glamorous, glitzy places.
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daveryan



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:29 pm    Post subject: Konya Reply with quote

Smile I had the pleasure of a couple of weeks in Konya about ten years ago which was certainly an experience albeit not one that I would want to repeat. Even the dervishes have had the good sense to decamp to Istanbul. I also seem to recall that Konya was where a taxi driver was kicked to death on the street for smoking during Ramazan......That said Konya is close to some of the most amazing countryside in Turkey, about three hours by car from the lakes and maybe half that to Cappadochia and the people that I stayed with in Konya were very friendly and looked after me during a bout of chronic dysentery.....Happy memories!

Good luck
Dave
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