In the Hot Seat Video Conference
From Sudan to Pittsburgh: A Lost Boy Remembers
April 27, 2015
For this event, students at Trinity High School will work with Mr. Kur to tell his story through a talk-show style discussion. Up to five interactive video conference sites can participate and submit questions ahead of the program.
Interactive workshops to shape Pittsburgh’s international vision
May 7, 2015
You can make a difference in Pittsburgh's global future! Join us as we go through a facilitated exercise to determine small, medium, and long-term strategies needed in becoming a more globally fluent metro area. Your input and feedback are needed as we continue these conversations.
In partnership with the Heinz Awards, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is hosting a Heinz Awards Conversation to introduce the 20th Heinz Award Recipient for Public Policy:
May 13, 2015
Join us for breakfast with internationally renowned water policy expert, Dr. Aaron T. Wolf, who will discuss how cooperation can replace conflict with respect to one of our planet’s most precious resources – water.
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Cultural Competency and International Speaker Visits
November 2012 – May 2013
May 2, 2013
Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, knowledge and understanding of other cultures is becoming more essential.
The Student Ambassador Program capitalizes on middle school students’ inherent curiosity to increase their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of world cultures and global issues. By connecting schools with Pittsburgh’s global community, the program is able to enhance student’s cultural competency.
Students will broaden their knowledge of global cultures, geography, and current events around the world. This program is an excellent compliment to diversity initiatives and anti-bullying campaigns and will help engage your students in the world around them.
What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The program is for middle school students and their teachers. The program menu consists of a school visit on Cultural Competency for new schools, an International Speaker school visit, and the culminating Student Ambassador Conference for student leaders. Participating schools are provided with an extensive resource guide and support throughout the program.
Following the program, students complete projects to share their newfound global knowledge.
Cultural Competency Visit (starting in November for new schools)
International Speaker Visit (December through April)
Student Ambassador Conference (May 2, 2013)
Click here to download the Student Ambassador Study Guide.
Who Participates in the Program?
What is the Cost?
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