Istanbul Cultural Center at Tampa Bay (ICC-TB) was the only orginizer of Turkey trips till the year of 2012. Since then, the Atlantic Institute, in collaboration with ICC-TB, organizes excursions to Turkey under the themes of culture, business, education and dialogue. By these trips, we aim at success in building personal bridges across continents by engaging American participants in meeting their Turkish counterparts. While in Turkey, participants have the opportunity to visit with civic, educational, governmental and other entities.
This visceral experience of Turkey at its finest works to break down any previously held stereotypes. Our groups to Turkey are composed of about 6-15 people in order for guests to have the most sincere and personal experience of the culture and people of Turkey. A cross-section of the typical group could include a mixture of people from academia, civic organizations, government, journalism, the arts and the like.