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Local Teachers Embark on Journey to Turkey
The local teachers will participate in a Teacher Study Tour, organized and sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation (http://www.turkishculturalfoundation.org/)
“I so look forward to exploring a land whose history and geography encompasses a diversity of cultures, meeting fellow teachers on such an awesome adventure,” said Favali, who last year taught world history and intensive English.
The study tours are the second tier of a program called Spotlight on Turkey, a nationwide educational program organized by TCF, the World Affairs Councils of America and its local chapters and funded by a major TCF grant. 479 teachers from across the United States have visited Turkey since 2007 under this program.
The year-round program includes a Teacher Workshop on Turkey, the TCF Teacher Study Tours and various cultural programs for students and the general public. Through this program, TCF and WACA aim to increase knowledge about Turkey in local communities, and enhance international learning opportunities for American educators and, in turn, students.
To schedule an interview with the local teachers prior to or after they return from the tour, please contact Gabby LaVerghetta, 202-293-1051 or glaverghetta@