Who we are
İzmir International Student Association is an international student association established in 2011 to volunteer for guest students who prefer our city İzmir to take university education from different geographical regions.
Our country has a wonderful history and a great civilization heritage. Our society, with this heritage, has been interacting with various cultures and civilizations throughout the world from the past to the present day. Therefore, we are not unfamiliar to the civilizations of the world and the people who originate in the formation of these civilizations. For this reason, we do not consider students from all over the world who come to our country for education and training as foreigners. Rather, we call them “guest students”.
The aim of our association is to make our guest students “volunteer civilian ambassadors” who have a universal fraternity consciousness under the roof of our association, are equipped with basic religious information, recognize the modern world and world system, have high organizational ability, aware of the situation of their country and needs, understand the main points of Islamic culture and history.
There are approximately 125,000 guest students from 175 countries in Turkey today. About 15,000 of these students are Turkish state scholarship holders, while others continue their education on their own. In İzmir, there are approximately 3,500 guest students from Africa to Central Asia and from the Balkans to the Middle East, etc.
İzmir International Student Association, while providing intercultural exchange, acts with the idea of bringing together the societies and keeping the differences as their wealth. In this context, recognizing other countries creates an environment for students to conduct research on the social and political structures of these countries. We organize international student gatherings, publish a newspaper prepared by international students, organize country presentation days, invite different speakers to give seminars on different topics, try to help students solve the problems they face in any condition, provide academic counseling, organize cultural tours and many other things. We work on education and training. We identify problems related to education and training, provide suggestions for solutions. We create database with these information. We try to make financial and moral contribution to guest students in our city.
Mission of our Association
To host university students from abroad coming to Izmir for higher education
To contribute for the solution of problems encountered by our guests during their education and training
Vision of our Association
To strive to do the best in the area of international students
To take into account the social values, social and cultural characteristics of the regions from which our students come
To create an environment for people from different nations to come together
To help our students become individuals who work for the development of their own countries
To contribute to the spread of justice, rights and care for humanity