Summer Learning

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh’s Global Learning Fund allows us to offer a number of engaging and unique summer programs for our region’s youth. Read on to learn more about the opportunities our students will have this summer!

International Travel Scholarship Programs 

In collaboration with World Learning’s The Experiment in International Living, the Council has sent 134 Global Travel Scholars abroad since 2004. These students engage in three to five weeks of guided educational travel. While abroad, the students will live with host families, participate in community service projects, and enjoy special travel opportunities.

Domestic Travel Scholarship Programs

The Council also offers students opportunities to gain international perspective within the U.S. through domestic travel.

Through a partnership with Luminari, based in Pittsburgh, students will travel to Washington D.C., where they discuss and debate domestic and international policy issues and take part in workshops and simulations that highlight advocacy and action.

Additionally, we have partnered with the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University, and the Governor’s Institute of Vermont, both of which offer a residential learning experience with a global emphasis.

Local Partnership Programs

The Council has also partnered with local organizations such as Innovation Works (Startable Pittsburgh), City of Asylum, and Ascender to expose students to educational summer programming focused on global affairs through entrepreneurship, culture, and the arts.

Donate to the Global Learning Fund today so that we can continue to provide transformative summer experiences for Pittsburgh’s youth!