Staying in Iran for two years provides international students with an ideal base from which to travel around Iran during holidays and on weekends. The School of Mechanical Engineering can help students book group trips at affordable rates. Our top picks for visiting Iran, all among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are Persepolis, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded in 518 B.C., Meidan-e-Emam in Isfahan, built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and the Historic City of Yazd, a living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert.
Tehran itself is one of the main tourist locations in Iran. It is home to many royal complexes built during the two last monarchical periods, including the lavish Golestan Palace, one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran and home to collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from 18th and 19th centuries. Tehran is also home to the Iranian Imperial Crown Jewels, claimed to be the largest jewel collection in the world. The imperial crown jewels are on display at the Central Bank of Iran. The National Museum of Iran ranks as one of the most prestigious museums of the world in regard to grand volume, diversity, and quality of its huge monuments. Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art features works of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.
No student life is complete without a proper amount of exercise and sports activities. Students can use the facilities available at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, such as tennis and squash courts, football field, gymnasium, and swimming pool. These facilities are available to men and women separately on designated days. The Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences is located within the walking distance of the dormitory and the School of Mechanical Engineering.
University of Tehran has numerous sports teams for both men and women in different fields, as well as the necessary resources and equipment to train and support its athletes. If you are skilled in a particular sport and would like to pursue your interest as a member of a team, you can compete for a place in one of the university's teams.