Education is at the heart of WAC’s mission. We help students to expand their world through the state-wide Academic WorldQuest™ Competition, opportunity to study/research abroad through the Hershberg Scholarship, and easy access to our speaker and visitor programs.

In doing so, we provide educators and schools with the resources to prepare students to meet their cultural competency goals and to be global citizens for the international challenges of tomorrow.

Global Citizenship Program


The GCP is a two year hands-on, global learning experience for high school freshman and sophomores. The program consists of six learning labs which bring students face to face with local and global experts. The goal is to have globally-minded students ready to lead, work, and thrive in KY. 



Academic WorldQuest™ is an annual team competition testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and world cultures. The winning team has the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National AWQ™ competition.

David Hershberg Scholarship

study abroad

Made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Hershberg family, this annual scholarship awards recipients funds of at least $1,500 to be used to help defray the costs of international travel, lodging, and maintenance for a period of at least 21 days of study or research outside the US.


Upcoming Learning Activities