People of Manisa Met International Students
By the means of UDEF’s 12th International Students’ Gathering, international students from dozens of origins and hundreds of cultures met in Manisa.
Organized by the International Federation of Student Associations (UDEF), the International Students’ Gathering took place in Manisa, which was hosted Manisa International Student Association; one of the affiliates of UDEF.
The event, which bore a slogan of “For a Just World, From East to West” was organized within the premises of Celal Bayar University’s Ilhan Varank Muradiye Campus, with participants from Celal Bayar University and students from nearby cities.
The event began with the recitation of the Noble Quran. Rector of Celal Bayar University Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kemal Celebi, Vice-Rector of Celal Bayar University Prof. Dr. Birol Kovancilar, Head of Economics & Management Faculty at Celal Bayar University Prof. Dr. Mustafa Miynat, UDEF Secondary Education Co-ordinator Erlan Bainov, a number of representatives from various NGOs and a thick presence of the locals.
Speaking at the event, Erlan Bainov, UDEF Secondary Education Co-ordinator said, “Arikan mentioned how these activities are helping students to introduce and promote their countries, continued saying, “We shall be organizing these events in 91 cities of 51 different countries. More than 150 thousand currently are studying in Turkey. We open the doors of our hearts to our fellow international students. We embrace them with our cultural values and traditions. We believe in supporting those who leave their homes to seek education. These international students in our country are no foreigners but our guests.”
President of Manisa International Student Association, Osman Guneser stated that he wished for pleasant stay of international students in Turkey, leaving with a great satisfaction, a good carrier and profession.
While moving around the stands of the international students, the felicitated guests and participants expressed their gratitude towards the students and were able to savor traditional delicacies.