Global Leadership Certificate Showcase

The Global Leadership Certificate is a program designed to increase high school students’ interest and knowledge about global affairs while sharpening their leadership skills. Students will showcase completed Capstone projects that address the question, “How might I make my school or community more global?” Projects include cultural performances, peer education, a diversity audit of a … 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

A Student’s View: Careers in International Affairs

Each school year, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh works with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) to provide an Apprenticeship Program on International Affairs. Students meet periodically over the course of the year to discuss a variety of career opportunities in the field of international affairs. Students are encouraged to think about their future, and … Read More

Turkey: A Bridge or an Island?

Source: CIA World Factbook Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is uniquely situated geographically, socially, and politically. It borders eight different countries, including an economically unstable Greece, as well as Syria, a country currently engaged in a violent civil war. Turkey is not immune to upheaval. In the last year, anti-government protesters … Read More

Global Dignity Day

On Wednesday of this week, young people across the globe came together for Global Dignity Day, a worldwide conversation in promotion of dignity-based leadership. The event was first developed in 2008, and each year the program reaches over 350,000 students from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The idea is … Read More