AGU currently has 16 student clubs, which you will have the opportunity to join as an International Student:
- Charity Club
- Music and Performing Arts Club
- Outdoor Sports Club
- Sportive Activities Club
- Photography Club
- Signshine Club
- International Association Club
- Cycling Club
- Science and Technology Club
- Operational Research and Engineering Club
- Construction Club
- Youth Life Club
- Design Club
- Strategy and Board Games Club
- Cinema/TV Club
- Business Club
AGU Student Clubs as well as the University Administration organize events and trips such as Skiing outings, trips to Cappadocia and Sultan Sazlığı Reedfield (Bird Sanctuary) or on-campus activities such as tournaments and Karaoke evenings. Every Spring, all Student Clubs also organize AGU Club Fest.
AGU Intercultural Series
- Edition 1: KENYA
- Edition 2: MOROCCO
- Edition 3: PAKISTAN
- Edition 4: EGYPT
Courses And Activities For AGU Members
Every Semester, the AGU Department of Health, Culture and Sports (SKS) publishes a new schedule of culture activities for AGU members. You will, for instance, have the opportunity to subscribe to courses such as:
- Charcoal Drawing
Over the course of the year, various AGU Departments organize cultural activities for AGU members, such as concerts, theatrical representations...
- Soccer fields
- Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball courts
- A Running Track
- Ping Pong
- Billiard Tables
- Dart boards
An On-campus fitness center was finalized in Fall 2017. The Center will host sports classes and students will have access to weight and cardio machines.
AGU members also have free access to the Kadir Has Sports Center for the matches of the AGU Spor Female Basketball Team.
AGU members also have the opportunity to subscribe to lessons for activities such as:
- Horse Riding
- Ping Pong
- Martial Arts
- Modern Dance
Every year the AGU Department of Physical Education and Sports (BESYO) organizes tournaments for all AGU members, in disciplines such as: Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Table Tennis...
On our Sümer campus a nurse is available on site at the AGU HEALTH CENTER until 5pm. A doctor is available in the mornings during weekdays.
Outside of their working hours, our security team is available on campus 24/7 to assist in case of emergencies.
What to do in Kayseri
The airport being only ten minutes away from our Sümer Campus, you are ideally placed to go explore other must-see spots in Turkey, such as Istanbul, Izmir, Antaly.
- Historical Sites: Kayseri castle, The Bazaar, Hunat Hatun Mosque, Gülük Mosque, The Great Mosque, Kurşunlu Mosque, Alaca Kümbet and Döner Kümbet mausolea,Surp Krikor Church, The district of Bünyan...
- Museums: The museum of Archeology, The Ethnographic Museum, The Atatürk House, Mimar Sinan Museum, Science Center
- Mazakaland: Enjoy the Rides, Play Lazer Tag, Try out Water Skiing, Go Ice Skating, Rent Tennis Courts, Run on the Tracks, Visit the Zoo!
- Shopping Centers: Almer, Forum Kayseri, Ipeksaray, Kayseri Park. (major blockbuster movies at the cinemas in Forum Kayseri and Kayseri Park available in English!)
Visiting the Region
It is the biggest peak of Anatolia with a height of 3.917m.It is composed of Büyük Ercıyes (3917m) and of Küçük Erciyes (2700m). A fully equipped Ski Center awaits you, with ski slopes at an altitude of between 2.100m and 3.340m. Currently there are around 100km of slopes, but the ski center is undergoing a major expansion project (Master Plan, the objective is 200 km of interconnected ski slopes). Daily access and ski rental are incredibly cheap compared to Western European tariffs.
Outside of the ski season, Mount Erciyes is also a popular destination for: Trekking, Climbing, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Horse riding, Picnicking...
Cappadocia is a region and historical site (UNESCO World Heritage Site), situated mainly in Nevşehir province. Its boundaries are unclear, but it is generally considered to be around 15 000 km². All around you can admire the fairy chimneys and beautiful sunsets, as well as the remains of past civilizations, which have left behind underground cities, troglodytes, as well as cave churches and monasteries. The region also has one of the oldest wine industries!
The most famous activity to try out in Cappadocia, apart from trekking of course, is to discover the region while aboard a hot air balloon. Usually they start to rise up very early in the morning so that you can watch the sun rise on the beautiful reliefs of the Cappadocian landscape.
The region is also famous for its horseback riding, bicycle and Jeep and Quad safari tours.
After a long day discovering the many wonders of Cappadocia, why not enjoy a relaxing visit to a traditional hammam (for example in Ugrup, Nevşehir, or Avanos). Baryram Hacı is also particularly known for its thermal baths.
Other touristic spots include:
- Aladağlar National Park
- Sultan Sazliği Reedfield – Bird Sanctuary
- Kültepe Kanesh-Karum
- Karatay Caravansaray
- Talas And Its Underground City
- Ali Mountain (Ali Dagi) - International Paragliding Destination