First Day of School: Global Edition

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

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

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Over the next two weeks, the world will tune in to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. An estimated 6,000 athletes representing 85 different countries will compete in 89 separate events. Covered extensively in the news, the town of Sochi, Russia has undergone a marvelous transformation with the construction of new and renovations to existing hotels, … Read More

The Shale Gas Boom and U.S. Energy Security

The United States (U.S.) is the second largest consumer of energy worldwide, with petroleum serving as the primary energy source. In recent years, however, there has been a growth in the use of natural gas. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, natural gas production increased more than six times between 2007 and … Read More