Studying abroad is a unique experience including social and cultural practices and affects students’ education, life styles, habits and identities. For a better insight about this unique experience, the experiences of students studying abroad need to be analyzed deeply. In this context, this study aims to understand the experiences of eight Turkish graduate students studying in the U.S. The study was designed as a qualitative study and phenomenology was used as a research method. The data of the study was obtained through semi-structured interviews conducted face-to-face by the researcher. All participants finished their undergraduate education in Turkey, and pursue their education in the U.S. with different scholarship and funds. The interviews were recorded with participant consent and the data was analyzed with content analysis technique. The findings reveal educational, social and cultural dimensions of studying abroad experience.
International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies (IJPES) is an international, peer-reviewed, non-profit, Professional scientific journal. IJPES is a journal that accepts manuscripts related to psychology and education. IJPES will continue to be published online four times a year (January, April, July and October) starting in January 2021. IJPES publishes research employing a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and approaches in all areas of the psychology and education field. IJPES welcomes articles from different institutions and countries.