Become a Member


It’s a big world out there, but not everyone has the time or resources to see and take it all in. For those of us who can’t be regular globetrotters, we want a way to experience the grand diversity of cultures and ideas the world has to offer, to keep connected to all the global changes that would otherwise pass us by. With the dozens of events hosted each year exploring today’s most important global trends, topics and currents, becoming a member of the World Affairs Council is the best way to do just that.

We offer each membership, with the exception of the Student Backpacker, as one of two possible payment plans: either as a single upfront payment or in smaller monthly installments. Each membership lasts a 12-month minimum.

Membership Packages

Benefits & Levels:

Benefits & Levels
Student Backpacker
World Traveler
Global Leader
Leadership Circle
Receive weekly e-newsletter with events and programs
Advance notice for Pop-Up events
Opportunity to participate in int’l youth visitor program
Receive our global education newsletter
Admission to Speaker Series
(# of tickets per member and talk)
Subscription discounts to specific magazines 
Personalized name tag(s) 
1 Silver
2 Gold
2 Gold
Invitation to private VIP event with speakers  
Complimentary tickets to private VIP event with speakers   
Recognition in speaker series programs   
$10/mo $100/yr
$25/mo $250/yr
$100/mo $1,000/yr