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International Visitors explore policies to address drug use in Louisville and the Philippines

From June 27-July 1, a group of four Filipino officials and professionals from different sectors including the federal government, local government, non-governmental/private organizations and law enforcement visited Louisville to learn about Kentucky’s efforts to reduce demand for illicit drugs and improve rehabilitation programs for addicts. Visitors spent two days attending meetings with various organizations and officials, […]

DuPont Manual Places Sixth in National AWQ Competition

Congratulations to duPont Manual High School, who placed 6th in this year’s national Academic WorldQuest Compeition. The competition was held on April 28 in Washington, D.C., and featured over 250 students from nearly 50 high schools nationwide, making this no small achievement. On the team were Aditya Mehta, Agharnan Gandhi, Mark Raj, Jake Powell, and Pranav Senthivel. Manual […]

Wheelchair Basketball, Disability Rights and Inclusion

Fourteen adaptive sports coaches descended on Louisville from Zambia for the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament! The fourteen coaches represented Special Olympics Zambia, National Paralympic Committee of Zambia, Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development, Baeuleni United Sports Academy, and more. The coaches were invited to the United States on a project of “Disability Rights […]

International English Teachers Visit Kentucky

From March 21-25, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosted 10 international teachers. The visitors, from Turkey, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, were all English as a Second Language educators studying ESL teacher training programs. Our visitors traveled across the state, first meeting with professors from the Masters in Teaching ESL […]

Brazilian teacher uses Louisville connections to educate students about racism on MLK Day

In Summer 2017, World Affairs Council hosted ten English Access Microscholarship Program (ACCESS) educators from across the globe. While in Louisville, the group met with Dr. Renee Campbell, President and CEO of Wesley House, to learn about the organization’s work to empower families, individuals, and communities toward self-sufficiency. An educator from Brazil, Cícero Ferreira, walked […]

An Internship with Impact

Mary Wurtz, a sophomore at Bellarmine University, gives her insight on WAC’s student internship program. I’ve been working as an intern in the WAC’s International Visitors Program for about two months now, and I can definitely say that this is not your typical internship. Sure, like at any office, there are always phone calls to […]

WAC board member and veteran signs letter in defense of diplomacy

This week more than 1,200 veterans signed an open letter opposing cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid in the federal budget. Among the veteran signatories is World Affairs Council board member Brian Easley, who in the past has also served as our Visitor Programs Manager. The letter outlines the essential nature of diplomacy in preserving […]