News from Us
21 October 2022
TAC Students Meet with the Students of the Village School
With its mission of raising community leaders for 134 years, Tarsus American College promotes service thinking in students from a very early age. Our students, who are mindful of their social responsibilities, grow as successful leaders for the future. The history of community services at Tarsus American College dates back to the school’s establishment.
TAC believes in the important need of raising well-balanced individuals who are skilled, educated, respectful of others’ rights, who believe in serving the country and humanity towards protecting the rights of today’s and future generations and to improve the country and humanity. To this end, it promotes voluntary activities which provide benefits for their community.
Community service activities at TAC are growing and being restructured according to the needs of the school over the year.
Our students organized the first one of the "Village School Visits", which are scheduled for every Saturday morning this year, on October 15th. In addition to the book reading activity to support the reading habit of the young students of the village school, they also involved the host students in various educational activities.
TAC is proud of its student volunteers, who will continue to touch lives through many more community service projects for the rest of the year.
TAC IB CAS students explore the mystical history of Tarsus through as trash collectors.
TAC IB CAS students continue to show their awareness towards their immediate environment through collecting trash in Gözlükule Mount and Excavation Area.
IB CAS students explored the mystical 9000 year old history of Tarsus through an impressive lecture by the head of Bogazici University History Department Professor Aslı Ozyar and Dr. Paolo Maranzana. Students have been extensively informed about the excavation area and its 22-year history.
Collecting trash has been redefined in students' minds this year after Prof. Özyar explained the place of archaeology in global contexts. She has deepened the meaning of “trash collecting” and has explained how trash turns into science. The students have been assigned to explore the trash as a concept and to establish the link between fantasy and reality.
We would like to thank our students and the teacher for their endless effort to raise awareness about the environment they live in.
Traditional Oktoberfest Celebrations
The 13th annual celebration of Oktoberfest took place on October 19, 2022 on TAC campus.
The event started with a presentation by Prof. Dr. Munise Aksöz, Head of German Language Education at Çukurova University on "The Advantages of Speaking a Foreign Language and German".
The main purpose of the event, which lasted all week, was to provide students with opportunities to practice their German skills, as well as introducing them to different cultures.
TAC thanks the second foreign language department for contributing to students’ having fun while learning German through different games.
We congratulate all TAC graduates who have been placed in the universities of their choice based on 2022 IB scores.
2022-2023 Academic Staff
The faculty of TAC are raising 21st century’s learners, who see learning as a never-ending adventure. We are grateful to them and proud that they are a part of our staff. Their contributions to students and the community is the most valued treasure of our institution.
We are looking forward to a productive year of learning and growth for all of our dear students under the guidance of our qualified and dedicated faculty and staff.
"A Book, a Teacher, a Book Talk” Every Month
We invite all readers to join TAC’s book chats which will open the door to the magical world of books with the support of our teachers.
We plan to share the details of these chats with you in advance on a monthly basis.
We look forward to seeing you in the library. Stay tuned!
The Earth Prize
The Earth Prize is a global $200,000 environmental sustainability competition for students between the ages of 13 and 19 which will reward the teams whose projects have the most potential to address environmental issues.
Through The Earth Prize, students are challenged, mentored, and inspired to effect real change by designing their own environmental sustainability projects, products, organizations or enterprises.
Every participant in The Earth Prize will engage with original bespoke materials and get personalized mentorship from university students. They will also have the opportunity to interact with the world-renowned Ambassadors and showcase their solutions to a global audience.
The winning solution will have real-world impact potential, and the winning team will receive $100,000 (from a $200,000 total prize), to be split between their school and the team members.
In order to participate the competition please review the poster below.
YKS Exam Preparations at TAC
Please click on the visual below for the video explaining the YKS preparation activities. (only in Turkish)