This post was written and researched by World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh intern, Jill Fronk. September has arrived and is quickly passing by, which mean only one thing for students here in the U.S.—the beginning of school. The new school year, means fresh new school supplies, yes some people would prefer a bouquet of pens and … Read More
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
The Global Travel Scholarship program, a partnership between the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, The Experiment in International Living, and its parent organization World Learning, has sent more than 100 young high school students from southwestern Pennsylvania to participate in travel experiences around the world. The program is designed to provide local high school juniors, … Read More
To wrap up the week, the Summer Seminar students welcomed Dennis Unkovic, Esq., an international lawyer who is an expert on Asia. Today he discussed the continent’s history, its current risks and US interests in the region. During his talk, he invited a lot of participation from students, saying that his role was to help … Read More
We sat down with Ambassador Minton, the President of the Korea Society and former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, to ask a few questions. Check out the video to hear his thoughts on the current situation in Japan, the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and South Korea, what Americans should know about Mongolia, … Read More
>Here’s an interesting read from the BBC about the yakuza, the Japanese who are involved in organized crime.
You’ve always been told to eat a good breakfast; it helps your brain. Popular American items for breakfast are cereal or toast, or sometimes eggs, waffles or pancakes. But what do people in other countries eat for that all-important meal? Surprisingly, vegetables and roots are included in some of these breakfasts. Savory breakfasts are more … Read More