Contact Ciarra Wooten, Education and Development Coordinator, to discuss high school global education offerings. Join the Global Ed Network of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to customize these programs at your school.

International Education Summit

Students not only listen to a panel discussion on the specially selected “hot” global topic, but also speak directly with local professionals in “speed networking” sessions where they learn about global careers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The International Education Summit (IES) is a program designed to raise student awareness about global careers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Professional representative diverse expertise from governmental, community, business, and nonprofit organizations. Representatives of local universities are in attendance as well to inform students of study abroad opportunities.

Each year, a different global topic is chosen and experts in that field discuss their role in approaching the issue.


Academic Worldquest

Local Competition: Think globally and compete locally! Interactive and fun, you can learn at Academic WorldQuest the important issues facing the U.S. and the world. The only annual international trivia competition of its kind in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, pushes high school students to dive into global topics.

Teams of four must put their heads together and correctly answer multiple choice questions on global themes. The winning team and their teacher win an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Each high school (9-12 grade students) is invited to register teams of 4 students.
  • Limited travel scholarships may be available for teams from Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky.
  • Prizes and light breakfast provided.

Washington D.C. Competition: The national Academic WorldQuest competition is attended by over 225 of the nation’s most promising students along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 3-hour competition is a unique opportunity for many students to visit the nation’s capital for the first time. Approximately 4000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by 50 World Affairs Councils across the United States. Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the national competition held in the spring each year in Washington, DC.

Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils.


Global Dialogues In The Schools

By examining issues significant to the U.S.’ role in the global community, teachers and students can implement global dialogues directly in their classroom and become active participants in the world community. In-depth analysis of today’s top foreign policy topics serves as a diverse and applicable current events curriculum for high school students.

These materials support global education by:

  • Enhancing classroom lessons
  • Providing the basis for student or teacher-led clubs or discussion groups
  • Preparing students for Academic WorldQuest
  • Augmenting current event discussions

2018 Topics: Russia’s foreign policy, Media & foreign policy, Turkey, Global health, and more.


Global Classrooms

Through this face to face interaction with international university scholars, employees, and visitors, students benefit from a genuine connection to cultural diversity. Today’s students develop skills, awareness, and understanding to become global citizens in their communities, both locally and worldwide.

Global Classrooms connect Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky youth through interactive workshops to engage them in learning about world cultures and global challenges.

Our thematic units may include: ‘Global Gaggles, Games, Global Lives, Regions in Focus, Future of Work, Environment and Resource Security.


Teacher Workshop

Workshops provide professional development to equip teachers with the expertise in applying global perspectives to all subjects. Offerings include easy tools and resources on how to adapt any lesson into a global lesson plan. World Affairs Council continues to seek new and innovative ways to incorporate global education into classrooms through its community, academic, and business partnerships.


Request A Global Speaker

Local professionals with a global savvy or country specific interest are available upon request to share research, culture, and expertise such as global economy, finance, international commercial arbitration, trade, climate change, and more.

My husband and I strive to be informed and welcoming citizen diplomats and have been very impressed with the community involvement that the World Affairs Council offers to ensure and foster the knowledge, exposure and opportunity to do so in our local schools, business communities and public at large. My children delight in the exposure to different cultures, ways of thinking and languages. I like knowing that as an organization, we’re making a meaningful impact at home and abroad.”
- Sarah Snowden, member since 2009