According to a survey done by the European Association for International education (EAIE) at a conference in Istanbul, 96% of students in Turkey feel as though studying abroad gives them a higher success rate in finding employment. Of these students, 95% wanted to study abroad, but 86% said that expenses made it difficult to study on an international level (World Bulletin). Educating the younger population is considered a priority when it comes to making Turkey into a global economy by 67% of these students while 70% also said that education was vital to furthering along their own prospects (World Bulletin). The students of Turkey highly value education not only to gain individual success, but they see it as necessary to helping the nation grow as a whole. The survey taken by the EAIE helps to explain the rise in Turkish students moving their studies internationally and also explains the motivation behind doing so, which is to gain a better education and to broaden their horizons while also building the economy of their home country.
This article shows the idea of globalization in action. In this instance, the students of Turkey as seeing better advantages that come with studying abroad and expanding their educations in other countries, thus propelling them into leaving their home country to pursue this knowledge. However, it is not only for selfish purposes that these students are trying to better themselves, but also to build Turkey as a global economy by traveling around the world, seeing other economies in play, and coming back to Turkey to use that new knowledge to expand and built the market. The country is trying to keep up with the times and modernize, able to do so through the rising population of educated citizens. It is important to note that through education and the desire to learn more, this younger generation in Turkey is able to more clearly understand what needs to be done to get Turkey on the right track.
September 13, 2013