The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is in its second year of giving out Global Student Leadership Awards to high school graduates. These students have demonstrated high interest in global affairs and have gone above and beyond to get involved in global affairs. Kanika Malani Kanika’s interest in global affairs began when she was traveling… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award
Today is World Book Day, a celebration of reading, learning, and exploring ourselves and the world through books. To celebrate this fun day, our team has picked out some of our favorite international books to share with you all! Caroline Feeney, Educational Assistant City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp By… Continue reading World Book Day!
We are thrilled to announce that Aer Lingus is leading this year’s Luminary Award take off! With Aer Lingus poised to begin offering direct flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland this September, the airline is already showing its leadership and dedication to Connecticut. We are honored to have Aer Lingus on board, partnering… Continue reading Lead Sponsor Reveal for the Luminary Award
by Lauren Brooke Karanovich On Wednesday, November 19, international development experts John Meyers and Linda Fitzgerald led an interactive discussion on the latest trends in international development. Nineteen people were in attendance at this roundtable luncheon and discussion, each participating actively in the conversation. John Meyers is the Managing Director of Swisscontact North… Continue reading International Development Roundtable
On Thursday, October 30th over 700 students representing almost 30 Connecticut high schools traveled with WACCT for the annual Model United Nations trip to New York City.
by guest author Carole Franco Here’s what WACCT member Carole Franco had to say about the Summer Institute on International Affairs for High School Educators, hosted by the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC. We encourage you to check it out for next year! On Monday, June 23rd at 8:30, I entered the Penthouse… Continue reading Global Education Summer Institute in DC
Our teachers in Turkey have sent us some great pictures and news from their time in Turkey so far! Check out Regina Zafonte’s blog post and pictures of the ruins of ancient Troy taken by Shawn Santasiere. Waking up in Turkey during Ramadan to the distant sounds of the call to prayer has been a… Continue reading A Burst of Turkish Delight!
Today was an absolutely beautiful day- blue sky, dry air, a breeze, and only in the eighties-actually saw stars tonight in Beijing! We had three hours of Chinese class this morning and then I spent the afternoon in my room working on a lesson plan; we all have to present lessons on our last full day here,… Continue reading AUG 6
As a group, we get a lot of attention. I think people don’t quite know what to make of us, because we are so diverse: males, females, young to middle aged, black, white, asian, latino, etc….Truly a slice of diversity in America. At first, we ate out as a group, arranged for us by CET-usually… Continue reading AUG 5
We just got back from seeing a movie about teaching in the rural areas of China and how so many children are leaving the schools because they can not afford to go to school ( their families are in debt and children as young as 11 years old leave the country to go to the… Continue reading Tuesday, Aug 4