In partnership with the World Affairs Council of America (WACA), every year, TCF takes competitively selected groups of American middle school and high-school teachers to Turkey on TCF Teacher Study Tours.
Through this program, teachers enhance their classroom curriculum while exploring Turkey. Upon their return, the teachers integrate their gained knowledge into their curricula and share their experiences with their local communities through TCF-funded cultural programs on Turkey, organized by local World Affairs Councils.
Since the program was initiated in 2007, TCF Study Tours have taken 425 American teachers to Turkey.
Trailer of documentary on TCF Teacher Study Tours
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL: TEACHERS' STUDY TOURS TO TURKEY
Applications to participate in the 2013 future TCF Teacher Study Tours are accepted only through participating World Affairs Council chapters. Dates for the 2013 tours will be announced shortly. For more information on this program, please send an email to email@example.com
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR TURKISH TEACHERS
The Turkish Cultural Foundation is seeking Turkish teachers to participate as volunteers on the TCF 2013 Teacher Study Tours with a view to facilitate educational exchanges between Turkish and American educators.
The TCF 2013 Teacher Study Tours will visit Istanbul, Canakkale, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya, Goreme and Ankara. The groups follow a program led by a professional tour guide that highlights the cultural and historical sites of the regions they visit. Selected Turkish teachers from these regions must be prepared to travel to Istanbul for an interview with TCF, and, if selected, participate in a one-day orientation program in Istanbul. Selected teachers will participate in the study tours, when the groups visit their city/region. TCF will sponsor travel to and one night stay in Istanbul for the teacher orientation program, as well as meals while accompanying the tours.
Interested teachers who meet the following criteria may apply by filling the Teacher Volunteer Form:
- Employed at a Turkish private or public schools for minimum of 2 years.
- Teach English, social science, art or music in 6th and higher grades.
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