HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

World Affairs is where high school students actively participate in global engagement and cultivate leadership skills. The Citizens Diplomat Academy fosters international awareness and connections, while Model Senate and Global Economic Forum contribute to developing an understanding of international legislative processes and global affairs. iThrive programs ignite decision-making abilities and deepen civic understanding among participants.

CITIZEN DIPLOMAT ACADEMY

Citizen Diplomat Academy is a free, direct enrollment virtual high school exchange program open to students (ages 14-18). In this cohort-based model, students meet in live sessions with students from Philadelphia’s Sister Cities over the course of five weeks. Guided activities and student interactions develop the skills of cultural fluency, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and more. 

Our Spring exchange is with Toruń, Poland and Tianjin, China. Our Summer exchange is with Incheon, South Korea and Kobe, Japan

Philadelphia & Toruń, Poland Cohort
Thursdays from April 18 – May 23
3:30pm – 5:00pm EST | 9:30pm – 11:00pm CEST

Philadelphia & Tianjin, China Cohort
Fridays from April 12 – May 10
7:00am – 8:30am EST | 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST

MODEL SENATE & GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM

Through our simulation programs, students step into the shoes of a U.S. Senator, expert witness, or journalist to address pressing global challenges. Model Senate participants follow the Senate’s process of examining issues, debating them, and formulating policy resolutions. Global Economic Forum participants craft and present policy proposals to a panel of judges who award fictitious funding to the best policy solution.

ITHRIVE SIMS PROGRAMMING

Elevate your classroom experience by bringing the gaming world to life. World Affairs, in collaboration with iThrive Games Foundation, introduces a series of virtual simulation programs aimed at making learning enjoyable and interactive. Participants can select from three scenarios, taking on the roles of world leaders, and racing against the clock to formulate effective responses in the midst of an evolving crisis situation. These programs are scheduled upon request for member high schools.

Summer Global Leadership Seminar

July 22 – 26, 2024

Spend a summer week in the Summer Global Leadership Seminar! Rising high schoolers interested in global issues can learn through workshops, debates, and crisis simulations. Act like world leaders in a crisis, then meet real experts in D.C. Optional after-program activities let you dive deeper into global affairs, public policy, and current events.

WORLD AFFAIRS CLUB RESOURCES

WORLD AFFAIRS CLUB RESOURCES

A WORLD AFFAIRS CENTERED EDUCATION

In 1981, World Affairs partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to establish William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs. Through a focus on humanities and foreign languages, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and World Affair’s enhancements on international curriculum, this magnet school offers students a truly global education for students in the Philadelphia region.

John Lazarich Leadership Liaison

In collaboration with Bodine High School, World Affairs contributes to staffing an on-site liaison who works closely with Bodine students and faculty to enhance the school’s international curriculum. This position is made possible through the generous donations of the John Lazarich Foundation.

John Lazarich Leadership Liaison

In collaboration with Bodine High School, World Affairs contributes to staffing an on-site liaison who works closely with Bodine students and faculty to enhance the school’s international curriculum. This position is made possible through the generous donations of the John Lazarich Foundation.

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Excited about how World Affairs can fuel your students’ success? Read more about the benefits of becoming a high school member or contact us with your questions.

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Excited about how World Affairs can fuel your students’ success? Read more about the benefits of becoming a high school member or contact us with your questions.

GET INVOLVED

Excited about how World Affairs can fuel your students’ success? Read more about the benefits of becoming a high school member or contact us with your questions.
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