Host a student from Burma in your home!

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program, Youth | 0 comments

World Learning and the World Affairs Council in Seattle are partnering to recruit host families for nine Burmese teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 to stay with your family from May 3-14, 2012. The students, who speak English, have been selected by the U.S. Embassy in Burma to become ambassadors for their country. Host families must have a teenage child in the household, and preferential treatment will be given to those families that have students attending Roosevelt High School.

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Visiting the New Gates Visitor Center

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 in Youth | 0 comments

By Daniel Adler and Emily Schiessl, World Affairs Council Global Classroom interns.As soon as you enter the brand new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, you are greeted by the faces of the men, women and children who have been helped by the Foundation’s philanthropic work.

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Footage of our 60th Anniversary Celebration with President Carter Now Available

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Global Health, Leadership, Politics, Security, Youth | 0 comments

On January 31, the World Affairs Council hosted our biggest event ever, featuring President Jimmy Carter speaking on “Waging Peace,...

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GYLI High School Students Raise Awareness of Global Water Issues

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in Leadership, Youth | 0 comments

By Daniel Adler, World Affairs Council Global Classroom intern.As an intern serving the Global Classroom program of the World Affairs Council, I spend a lot of time communicating online with local high school students.

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Travel to Brazil this Summer on a High School Exchange Program– Deadline Extended Feb 29!

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program, Leadership, Youth | 0 comments

Now accepting applications for the Brazil Youth Ambassador Reverse Exchange Program for U.S. High School Students!The Youth Ambassadors Program with Brazil is a three week all expenses paid youth leadership exchange based in Brazil during summer 2012 for thirteen American teenagers ages 15-17 and one adult mentor.For more information and to apply online, visit:http://www.regonline.com/byap2012

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Travel with Iraqi and U.S. High School Students this Summer

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program, Leadership, Youth | 0 comments

Now accepting applications from U.S. high school students for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program 2012! Apply today--deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 17th!Learn more about this program and apply online at:http://www.regonline.com/iylep-hsusstudent

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