Washington Township High School Teacher Selected for 16-day Study Tour in Turkey

Image Washington Township High School Art Teacher Sybil Cohen has been selected to participate in the 14th Annual Okumus/T.A.F.S.U.S. (Turkish American Friendship Society of the United States) 2012 Fellowships. As one of three educators selected from the Philadelphia area by the World Affairs Council, Cohen will take part in a 16-day study tour of Turkey from July 15-30, 2012. Made possible through a grant from the Mehmet Dogan Okumus Charitable Trust, participants’ studies will include highlights from Anatolia’s civilizations including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Pergamum. Ephesus, Gallipoli and Troy.

“We are extremely pleased to offer this wonderful opportunity to educators in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware who were selected through a competitive process that included a strong professional background,” Jennifer Ralston, Director of Student Programs for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia said.

“Sybil has pursued and been accepted for a number of educational travel opportunities over the past few years,” Visual and Performing Arts Supervisor Bob Frampton said. “As a result, she has been able to enrich her art instruction and inspire her students, especially in the multi-cultural art and design classes, with materials and techniques from abroad. Her excursions continue to enhance the classroom experiences of her students.”

“Earlier this year, I was also selected to travel to Japan this summer with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies, “Cohen said. “It’s nice to have choices!” (Source: http://www.nj.com/washington-township-times)
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