Current Opportunities

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL 2016 WORLD CITIZEN ESSAY CONTEST

The goal of the World Citizen Essay Contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change in the global community. This year, the World Affairs Council is partnering with Water1st International; our prompt asks students to think critically and be engaged as global citizens by addressing one of the most critical issues of our time. Learn more.

VOICES OF THE WORLD PROGRAM

The Voices of the World Program will inspire young minds from around the world to tell their own stories regarding these issues. A community of 300 students from six countries—the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Kenya, India and Finland—will participate in this program. They will learn the tools of the trade of good journalism, which will enable them to tell compelling stories to a global audience. Learn more.

FEA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population. Learn more.

GATES VISITOR CENTER TEEN ACTION FAIR

Apply to be a presenter at our 3rd Annual Teen Action Fair, a youth-led event showcasing young leaders who are inspiring positive change. We have 15 slots for schools, clubs, youth groups, and youth-serving organizations to participate.This year’s Teen Action Fair will take place onMarch 19 and is FREE and open to the public.  Learn more.

EXPERIMENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Experiment in International Living is excited to run, for the second time, two competitive and fully funded high school summer leadership programs — Leadership Institute South Africa and Leadership Institute India. These programs focus on leadership development, global issues, and civic engagement. Students can expect to have focused discussions on the local and global ramifications of topics such as global health, human rights, and social change; gain critical understanding of these and other global issues; and have meaningful opportunities to see in real time what communities are doing on the ground to address these challenges.

YSA GRANTS – Rolling Deadline

Want to make a difference? Take action? Solve a tough community problem? Whether you’re a child, teen, educator, or adult champion, YSA Grants can power your service and service-learning projects year-round.

Why grants?  YSA believes in investing in youth as problem solvers to address the most important challenges facing our world.  This bold strategy put children and youth in the driver’s seat and gives them the power to plan, implement, and witness the full impact of their service. YSA know that youth bring new strategies, skills and initiative to solve the world’s most challenging issues.  YSA Grants can help.