Travel With The World Affairs Council Network

Whether you seek adventure by traveling across continents or taking a trip to Washington D.C., you will have opportunities to engage with the top world affairs experts from around the world by choosing to travel with the World Affairs Council Network.


Travel The World

If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political and other local experts who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you’ll quickly discover why traveling with TRAVEL THE WORLD is so special.

Our fellow Council in Pittsburgh began its extraordinary offering of educational tours with our landmark trip to the People’s Republic of China in 1977, when the Council network was among the first Westerners to visit China after the country was re-opened by Deng Xiaoping. Since then, the Council has offered an annual program of tours on every continent including such diverse locations as Iran; Iceland and Cuba.

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Springtime in Provence & Burgundy | May 15 – 23, 2019

Join this exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during the best time of year. Cruise from Provençal Arles to historic Lyon along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the deluxe AMADEUS PROVENCE, launched in 2017. Dock in the heart of port towns and visit the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles, the medieval Papal Palace of Avignon, the Roman city of Orange and the legendary Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune. Enjoy a walking tour of Lyon and an excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards for a private wine tasting at the Château Montmelas. This special cruise features educational experiences at every stop. Michelle Harpenau, Executive Director with the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will be leading this tour. From $3,995 per person – a savings of $1,000 if you book by September 27!

From $3,995 plus airfare. View more information. 


Network In D.C.

The World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is a proud chapter of two national networks, Global Ties U.S. and World Affairs Council of America. As such, our members have the opportunity to attend as well as present at the national conferences in Washington, D.C. each year.


Global Ties U.S.

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies, and leaders in the international exchange field. Held each year in Washington, DC, the National Meeting brings together nearly 1,000 participants over four days to gain high-level insights on trends affecting the international exchange field, engage in in-depth professional development opportunities, and build networks to strengthen international exchanges with 45+ organizations exhibiting in our meeting hub. Find out more at the Global Ties U.S. webpage.


World Affairs Councils Of America

For nearly three decades, the WACA National Conference has brought World Affairs Council leaders and members to engage with top government officials, diplomats, business executives, innovators, journalists, educators, and students on the most pressing global issues and policy choices that impact our lives. By attending the conference in Washington, DC, you will benefit from:

  • Expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States’ role in the world
  • Access to extraordinary speakers, thought leaders, and ambassadors available for local Council programming
  • Bipartisan, diverse, and inclusive perspectives
  • Visits to think tanks and embassies; networking receptions and dinners
  • Professional development, leadership training, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking

Find out more at the World Affairs Council of America webpage.


Washington International Diplomatic Academy

American diplomacy, as a major tool for implementing U.S. foreign policy, has had a significant impact on countries and peoples around the world for more than 70 years. Consequently, it has also affected the lives of Americans in more ways than most of us realize.

If you have ever wondered why the United States has maintained its broad and deep global engagement for so long, and if and how U.S. diplomacy contributes to freedom, security and prosperity at home, please join us on our unique educational programs. In small groups with other like-minded and equally curious travelers, you will visit some of the places where U.S. diplomacy has made a difference. In lectures, briefings, field trips and social functions with American and foreign experts, political and business leaders, diplomats and journalists, you will gain a historical perspective of U.S. involvement in the respective region, as well as an understanding of the most pressing current issues occupying American diplomacy.

Our all-inclusive programs are designed with the utmost care and professional expertise, so you don’t have to worry about airline and hotel reservations or museum entrance fees — just enjoy the beauty and history of the cities you will visit and learn as much as you’d like.

Find out more at the Washington International Diplomatic Academy webpage.


Become A Member

Members receive exclusive information about traveling the world and national conferences.

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The World Affairs Council is a premier international organization in Cincinnati and the Midwest, and it is a critical component of the fabric we need to shape the global city of the future that Cincinnati is on track to become.”
- Anthony Johnson, Member since 2013