I have an International Colleague at University
As the world is becoming more globalized, higher education systems are becoming more and more international. International mobility of academics can be regarded as a part of this internationalization process. Accordingly, academics travel overseas and teach abroad now. Lying on Euro-Asia, Turkey is among the destinations for international academics. As the atmosphere at universities become international at Turkish universities, the perceptions of Turkish academics about this is worth exploring. Therefore, this study examines ten Turkish academics' views on being colleagues of these international academics at the same university. The data of this qualitative inquiry were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed by conventional content analysis technique. The findings reveal that the participants have both positive and negative opinions and feelings towards their international colleagues.
Keywordsó Mobility, Turkey, migration, higher education, internationalization.