High School Resources

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.

For more details, please visit https://wacstl.org/academic-worldquest/

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.

For more details, please visit https://www.wacnh.org/news/7189684

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.

For more details, and to apply, please visit: https://www.fpa.org/features/index.cfm?act=feature&announcement_id=146. 

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. Learn more about the program and apply using the following link: https://www.globaltiesus.org/our-work/public-diplomacy-a-international-exchange-programs/1644-teaching-the-european-union.