ISUDER Organized 12th International Students’ Gathering
Students of different nationalities and culture came together in the UDEF’s 12th International Students’ Gathering co-organized with Istanbul International Student Association; an affiliate of UDEF, at Istanbul Gelisim University.
With the slogan of “For a Just World, From East to West”, the event that was held at Istanbul Gelisim University was attended by several international student and introduced their countries to the visitors.
The event began with the recitation from the Noble Quran. UDEF Vice-President Fatih Evran in his speech mentioned of how these events, through years, have been a means of creating awareness in the countries and cities where international students dwell.
He further added, “We are organizing these events in 91 cities of 51 different countries. There are more than 150 thousands international students in Turkey. We hold them by the virtue of our cultures and values. Our belief is to organize and bring together, the students who are on a journey to achieve knowledge. We do not address them as foreigners but as our guests.”
Addressing the event, President of Istanbul International Student Association, Yuksel Firat expressed that he sees international students as “Trust” and said, “We might not replace your families but we strive to fulfill the role of guardianship. We are one and together.”
Chairperson of Executive Board of Istanbul Gelisim University expressed his goal of international students’ pleasure on their return, earning a strong carrier and profession.
Attendees visited the country stands. Students performed their cultural dances in traditional dresses. Visitors could savor traditional delicacies at the stands.