14:30 – 15:25 | Panel discussion: the growing demand among Turkish students for international education opportunities

🎤 Speakers

Canan Severoglu, Founder & Vice President, G.E.O. Global Education Organisation, The Association of International Educational Counsellors Turkey (UED)
Engin Cosar, Managing Director & Partner, Academix Study Abroad Services, a2 Student Fairs
Gözde Gürsoy, General Secretary, Association of Study Abroad Counsellors, YEDAB
Seher Neöz (moderator), Business Development Manager, ICEF

📝 Description

Demand for studying abroad from Turkish students has been consistently growing, amplified by the large inflow of student refugees that begin their lives in Turkey.
Favourable study destinations for these students include Germany, the US, the UK and Canada among others. As student numbers grow, their demands are diversifying and issues like visas, work and study possibilities as well as a welcoming environment are the key issues Turkish students care about.

This session delves into the main motivators and expectations of Turkish students aiming to study abroad; as well as highlight the hurdles Turkish students face in their aspiration for an international education.