As a new teacher this year I can confidently say I am very happy working at TAC and living in Tarsus. Many of the students I teach have shared fascinating information about the cultural traditions and food from the diverse regions of Turkey. There is so much to explore. We are close to beaches and many important archeological sites and museums. It is exciting as an art teacher to discover and learn about the arts in this culturally rich region of the world. In addition, I like the slower pace of life here and all the traditional foods and shops. At times these sights, sounds and smells feel like stepping back in time.
Mark Alan Daigle15 years throughout Turkey has, collectively, enabled me to communicate a variety of experiences that may make your decision to live and work in Tarsus a meaningful one. If you are going to upend your life by moving and working in a country different from what may be comfortable for you, Tarsus is a good place to live. Of course, Istanbul presents more choice and cultural variety, but Istanbul also presents traffic, pollution, cost and a lack of Turkish definition. Tarsus certainly has the Turkish definition-you are definitely in Turkey, here, and nowhere else! A lack of “big city” issues allows the lifestyle here to be profitable, less cumbersome and relaxed.
TAC is well respected throughout the immediate community and is well known for its’ architecture, classrooms and avaliable technology. Returning teachers are happy to answer questions you will certainly have. The student body and alumni are very proud of the reputation and history behind TAC. That, in many ways, seperates it from the schools throughout Istanbul.