Educational Opportunities

The World Affairs Council of St. Louis and the World Affairs Council of America provide a variety of resources to high school students and teachers to increase understanding of international relations and improve cross-cultural skills. This page will be updated with new opportunities throughout the school year.

High School Students

Academic World Quest

Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America that engages high school students. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. The three-hour competition includes seven rounds of questions about world affairs, foreign policy, geography and current events.

WACA Qatar Essay/Video Contest

Open to high school students across the country, the challenge is to submit an 800-word memorandum OR 5-minute video to “Advise the Secretary of State: Measures to Strengthen the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Partnership.” The top 10 contestants will win an all-expenses-paid Doha Study Tour on June 21-27, 2019.

High School Teachers

Great Decisions Teacher Institute

The Foreign Policy Association’s 15th annual Great Decisions Teachers Institute for high school educators affiliated with World Affairs Councils will take place July 8 to July 12 in New York City.

Teaching the European Union Study Tour

We are recruiting applicants for an all-expenses paid study tour in Brussels from June 23-29, 2019. Open to members and community resources who may be one of the following: high school social studies teachers, curriculum specialists/developers, and curriculum editors/publishers from the textbook industry.