International Internship and Study Aboard Opportunities

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

Day of the African Child: Celebrating 50 years of African Unity

  “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” – Nelson Mandela This post was written by Jalyn Evans, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern June 16, 1976, 10,000 students took to the streets of Soweto, South Africa, refusing to attend poorly funded schools which administered education in a language they did not … Read More

The first steps in teaching English abroad

Here at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, we frequently receive inquiries about the different opportunities that exist to teach English as a second language (ESL) abroad. Teaching ESL to students around the world is a rewarding experience that exposes one to a new culture while also gaining quality skills needed to succeed in a … Read More

Why International Affairs Education?

This post was researched and written by Samantha Simmons, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern. “The 21st century isn’t coming; it’s already here. And our students have the opportunity and challenge of living and working in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Public schools must prepare our young people to understand and address global issues, … Read More

Internship Opportunities and Global Learning for the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

Education in Conflict Zones

In October 2012, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Northwest Pakistan’s Swat District. Malala had a passion for education. As a seventh grade student, she started writing anonymously for the BBC Blog Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl, a resource that promoted … Read More

How to Raise Global Awareness while Still Studying High School Geometry

I think that in today’s complex, multifaceted society, most teenagers experience feelings of uncertainty and even insignificance when coming face-to-face with the vast world around them. How on earth can a seventeen year-old, who struggles to simply pass a driver’s exam, possibly make a difference in the global community? For someone like me, a senior … Read More

Promoting International Education across the Country

Today marks the final day of the 14th annual International Education Week (IEW), an initiative that is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. Supported by both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is designed to celebrate and advance global educational exchange opportunities. To encourage participation, the … Read More