INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN TURKEY: RESEARCH ON PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED AND SOCIAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Abstract

Author(s): Yaser SNOUBAR

Higher education for young people has many meanings such as acquire an education, acquire a culture of higher learning, make friends, dream for the future, planning a career and planning for future life. In higher education institutions, students face many problems and expect solutions to these problems. Academic, cultural, psychosocial and economic problems are the most common problems of higher education youth in the world. Most countries produce and implement a number of policies in order to address problems in the field of higher education and to make it easier for students to adapt to the higher education environment and thus be successful. When looked at problems faced by young people in the process of higher education especially in terms of young people coming to study in another country it seems to have won different sizes. This study was conducted to determine the social service needs, educational and academic requirements, cultural, linguistic, psychological, economic, and personal development, in addition to free time activities, housing, and persecution and discrimination problems of 367 international students who are coming from 61 countries and receiving higher education in Turkey. The top problems experienced by international students in Turkey are % 46. 9 academic, and % 44.1economic problems, in addition to % 42 pressure and discrimination. In this article, social work contributions and recommendations for solving problems faced by higher education youth in examples of international students are presented.

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