Spotlight on Turkey Educational Program WACA

Turkish Teachers

The Turkish Cultural Foundation is seeking Turkish teachers to participate as volunteers on the TCF Teacher Study Tours with a view to facilitate educational exchanges between Turkish and American educators.

The TCF Teacher Study Tours visit Istanbul, Bursa, Canakkale, Gelibolu (Gallipoli) and Troy, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya and Catalhoyuk, Cappadocia 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 must be prepared to travel to Istanbul for an interview with TCF, and, if selected, participate in a one-day orientation program in Istanbul.

Two teachers selected for each tour. TCF provide for accommodations and meals for the selected teachers.


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.

Applications are accepted now for the 2016 tours.