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Teachers take off for Turkey trip
Jax Daily Record, 27.06.2012


The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is sending three teachers on a two-week enrichment program to Turkey, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

As part of the council’s 2012 Spotlight on Turkey Teacher Outreach Initiative, Ethan Dombkowski (Yulee), Elizabeth Gentry (Douglas Anderson School of the Arts) and Elisabeth O’Donnell (Ribault) left for Istanbul on Sunday.

Together with educators from 67 cities across the United States, their journeys began in Istanbul and will take them through Gallipoli and Troy, Canakkale, Bursa, Kusadasi, Catalhoyuk and Ankara, visiting world-famous cultural, archeological, architectural and natural sites of Turkey and meeting with local educators and representatives of Turkish civil society.

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting understanding of world affairs by sponsoring public programs for all ages, fostering discussion of international issues and opportunities, and providing a venue for people to meet others with similar interests.