More Turks preferring east for higher education

More study abroad students are heading to universities in Asia and the Middle East, according to International Education Fairs of Turkey, or IEFT, the biggest student recruitment fair in Turkey and the Middle East.

The Middle East and Asia are becoming favorite destinations for Turkish students.

The Middle East and Asia are becoming favorite destinations for Turkish students.

Although the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Australia remain the most popular destinations for international students, IEFT organizers said in a press statement Tuesday “more and more students are looking toward Asia and the Middle East for their education abroad. Several hundred thousand students have begun studying in these lesser-known countries, a number that will surely continue in its growth.”

Nearly 150 universities and colleges from 25 countries will participate in this year’s IEFT fairs to be organized in Turkish provinces. IEFT will host fairs in Istanbul, Bursa, İzmir, Antalya, Ankara and Eskişehir in October.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News