The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is devoted to educating members of our community on issues of global importance. In our every-changing world, the development of a globally informed citizenry is more important than ever. As thought leaders in our field, we dedicate ourselves to creating a global community by delivering vital foreign affairs perspectives, especially for the students that will one day become our world’s leaders.
A recipient of one of 25 scholarships to attend the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference, the UIW student says “the exposure to prominent diplomats and leading global experts will further my education in international affairs as I prepare to apply to enter the Foreign Service.”
A member of the Keystone School's National AWQ 2015 Second-Place Team, Emily explains that “[Academic] WorldQuest brings up issues that will confront my generation—problems that we’ll be dared to solve—and we need to be educated enough to meet the challenge.”
Pictured with teammate Emily in the preceding photo, Nabil is a longtime AWQ participant. “I cannot describe how much more informed and educated I am today after 4 years of [Academic WorldQuest]; it is an experience I am so thankful to be a part of.”
Katie, pictured on the right with her team after winning the local AWQ competition, says "WorldQuest has been a window. It has given me insight into the broader narratives and patterns of the world around me…it's made me more hopeful that, through programs such as this one, our generation will be a little worldlier, a little wiser.”
Chris, also a member of Keystone's 2015 National Second Place Champions, says “WorldQuest has taught me the value of being a global citizen in a context greater than my locality. I participate in Academic WorldQuest…for the ability to be knowledgeable about the world around me, to build a basis for empathy with other cultures.”
Under the leadership of Trustee Henry Sauvignet, the Council has invested our scholarship fund with the San Antonio Area Foundation. We have committed to offer four (4) $2500 scholarships annually to current students pursuing a degree in International Studies or Foreign Languages at a local college or university.
To apply, please visit the Area Foundation scholarship site.
Please call the Council office at 210.308.9494 if you have any questions
Arranged by the World Affairs Councils of America, Academic WorldQuest is a team competition that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the United States to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. Each year, the winning team of our San Antonio local competition travels to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition.
Congratulations to our team from Keystone School, which won first place in the 2016 National Academic WorldQuest competition!
Internships with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio provide a great opportunity for students to develop their own network among San Antonio’s most prominent international leaders. Many of our interns have gone on to careers in the public and private sectors and used their Council experience to work on international and national projects.
For information about interning with us, please visit our internship page.
Our youth engagement initiatives are designed to help prepare students in our high schools, colleges and universities, as well as young professionals, for active participation in an increasingly international environment.