When funding opportunities avail themselves, the Council organizes travel abroad opportunities for a small group of teachers to meet with policy experts and officials and to learn more about the country and issues first hand.
Over the summer, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh took 11 educators to Europe for two weeks. While abroad, the teachers visited Brussels, Vienna, and Bratislava to learn more about Europe and the European Union. Here are some of their thoughts from the trip.
Thanks to a generous grant from the European Union, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has organized a two-week study tour to Europe from June 27 to July 10, 2009. The tour will provide local educators with an opportunity to experience first-hand the history and culture of France, Belgium, Austria and Slovakia.
Thanks to a generous grant from the European Union, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh organized a two-week study tour to Europe from June 27 to July 10, 2009. The tour provided local educators with an opportunity to experience first-hand the history and culture of France, Belgium, Austria and Slovakia.
In 2007, the Council offered four fellowships to educators for a Summer Study Tour to Turkey, made possible through a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation. These fellowships enabled four educators at the pre-collegiate level to participate in a two-week study tour to Turkey during July 25 - August 10, 2007.
In 2004, seven high school teachers undefined accompanied by an education reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review undefined took a week-long trip to Brussels to focus on European integration and transatlantic relations. This opportunity was possible in cooperation with the Center for West European Studies and European Union Center at the University of Pittsburgh, through a grant from the European Commission.
The World Affairs Council has also facilitated local teacher participation in funded travel opportunities to Egypt and Ghana.