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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Saturday we hosted our local Academic WorldQuest at the Main library on York Street. Over the weekend nine Kentuckiana schools participated in hopes of winning, to move forward to the national level in Washington D.C. AWQ gives opportunities to high school students to learn geography, world history, and world affairs. It is a national […]
“It’s the realization of a dream, a result of commitment. I just have to be thankful,” she said.
In our last speaker event of the year, Aydoğan Vatandaş—an exiled Turkish journalist—spoke about the current state of Turkey. In his speech Vatandaş stated that Turkey, the once economically thriving democratic nation, has fallen into chaos just in the past decade. In fact Vatandaş stated that Turkey was anything but a democracy, in large part […]
Since early October, Costa Rican entrepreneur Karen Paola Gómez López has been embedded with Louisville’s professional soccer club to learn about marketing, networking and other business aspects to improve the viability of her adventure tourism startup. Gómez López is one of 10 young entrepreneurs from Latin America who have shadowed business, nonprofit and government leaders […]
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