Studybritish this week visited Marmara College in Maltepe, a college consisting of 3 high schools with different specialisations (General, Sciences, and Media) in Istanbul and Bodrum. In Istanbul they offer IB classes for internationally-focussed students.
As is typical in Turkey, the students awareness of UK education was limited, other than that it is ‘expensive’, when compared to the USA, which offers ‘more scholarships’ and is the ‘land of opportunity’. Although the students were mainly heading to the UK for IELTS preparation in the summer, their university plans were very much geared towards the US.
The visit was a great chance to educate students (and teachers) about the comparative merits of UK education, in terms of variety, value and recognition. We look forward to meeting the students again at the next UK Education Tour!