International Turkish Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education

Çakıroğlu Çevik A.

in: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education, Vander Tavares, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.200-219, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-219
  • Editors: Vander Tavares, Editor
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


This study explores and discusses the experience of students from Turkey in Canadian higher education. It is known that international student experience is a complex and multidimensional issue and is influenced by various fixed or unfixed factors that vary at individual and national levels. Drawing on Jones's classification of international student experience (i.e., academic, pastoral/living, social experience) and the factors affecting these types of experience (i.e., personal, familial, institutional, and national milieus), the qualitative research method, namely in-depth interview, was used to acquire detailed knowledge about the issue by using the purposive sampling technique. The findings of this study basically indicate that personal, institutional, and national dimensions have a strong effect on the experience of international Turkish students in Canadian higher education.