Our International Students Open a New Window into Our Vision

“Orientation for International Students” event organized by Istanbul University International Student Center was held on 24 October at the Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Congress and Culture Center.

The program started with standing in silence and singing National Anthem and it continued with the displaying of the IU İnternational Student Center’s introduction video. After the video screening, manager of the International Student Center Assoc. Dr. Faruk Taşçı made his speech. Assoc. Dr. Taşçı began his words with the introduction of the International Student Center unit and staff, emphasizing the importance of the rooms in the unit, stressing that English and Arabic support is provided to students in Room 24.

“We Are Doing Turkish Academic Support Activities”

Assoc. Dr. Taşçı stated that they service to total 8 thousand 279 students which consist of associate degree, bachelors, master's degree with thesis and non-thesis. He said that: "We are realizing many organizations in our center. We have events such as football field carpet tournament, regional acquaintance meetings, and country days. While we do these, we do not fall behind in the academic field too. We provide Turkish academic support activities with groups of five or ten people to help students improve their Turkish. In this year, we will also organize books and thesis presentations, academic competitions and career fest events which will bring students together with companies around the world. ”

“We Are the Pioneer in the Field of International Students”

After speech of Assoc. Dr. Taşçı, Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak made his speech. He underlined Turkey's determination to be more effective in the international platforms. Saying that the number of international students in our country has reached 170 thousand, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak said: “There are 8 thousand 279 international students in our university. We are the pioneer in this field, as in many areas among universities in Turkey. In this context, we expect a lot from our students. We are waiting for their contributions that will take our university further and open new windows to our international vision. ”

Translated by Esra Nur Dönmez

IU Department of Corporate Communication

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