Turkish Case in Exchange Mobility: Incoming Students


  • Hatice Irmaklı Department of Translation Studies Istanbul University


Exchange Programs provide a rich platform to make it possible for the university students to explore and experience a cultural setting as well as a new learning environment.  Turkey has been involved with mobility programs since 2002.  Depending upon the disciplines signing bilateral agreements with partners, some of the departments are very lucky in terms of the number of the students incoming and outgoing.  Regarding the collected data, the participants’ Turkish experience is evaluated.  The research question for this study was assessing whether exchange mobility programs change people’s perspectives despite personal judgements or not.  Not only qualitative but also quantitative methodology is followed to analyze the outcomes of the data.  The survey data is discussed through various factors affecting the reflections and experiences of the participants.