World Affairs Seminar

Building Strong International Leaders for a Better Tomorrow

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The World Affairs Seminar is an international youth initiative of Rotary International District 6270.  Our vision is to bring better understanding of world problems to young people from around the globe, using current issues as a learning platform. In the course of this study, the WAS provides opportunities for participants to discuss issues with other young people from around the world. Emphasis is on promoting better understanding of the causes of international conflict.  The idea is if the causes are understood and solutions developed in a cooperative environment, problems are more likely to be solved peacefully.

“WAS is one of the best experiences I have ever had. It connected me with so many people, and I made lifelong friends. I learned so much about our world, and how I could make a difference, even now. WAS helped me not only grow academically, but also as a person. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend.”

Karishma S.

World Affairs Seminar 2022, (Wisconsin, USA)

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Learn about the 2024 World Affairs Seminar and why you should be part of this exciting experience.


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World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

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The World Affairs Seminar does not share or sell personal information about students or sponsors with any other organization except as authorized by signed release. This includes personal, health, financial, or other information. Information you post on public websites and other accessible media is your responsibility.

Refund Policy:

To receive credit after payment has been made, students, sponsors must notify the World Affairs Seminar in writing that their delegate is unable to attend, or if the sponsor is unable to fill a paid for space at the Seminar. (e-mail is considered "in writing" for these purposes as long as the e-mail is acknowledged as having been received.) Full credit applies if notification is received by April 1; 50% credit if application is cancelled between April 1 but prior to May 21; no credit is available if application is cancelled after May 21, unless extraordinary circumstances such as illness, death exist. All cancellation credits are subject to $75.00 processing fee and must be used within one calendar year. Note: in agreeing to attend WAS, parents and students promise to reimburse their sponsor for the full amount of any loss due to cancellation. WAS offices: (414) 453-4984, or

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