Welcome to the 2022 World Affairs Seminar!

Reimagining Global Health and Wellness: Contagious Ideas

June 18-24, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to newfound attention on matters related to global health and wellness. This contagious virus had a profound impact on the lives of people around the world, while simultaneously upending existing social, political, and economic systems within – and among – such nations.

The pandemic proved the power of a contagion. It is now time for the spread of something more positive: “Contagious Ideas” that showcase humanity’s resiliency and ability to learn from the past.

This Guidebook will be your complete resource to navigating the 2022 World Affairs Seminar, whether joining us in-person or virtually. Within the links below, you will find arrival information, agendas, speaker biographies, and many other resources essential to having a successful, engaging, and FUN week at WAS.

Delegate Check-Out Information (Click to view)

Sadly, the end of the week is near. Unless previously arranged, check out will take place tomorrow (Friday) between 7:00 and 10:00 AM. Included below is some important check-out and departure information that will be important:


Check Out Procedures


All delegates must be checked out of their dorm rooms BEFRORE 10:00 AM. Tonight they will be signing up for a designated time for a counselor to check their rooms before departure. They should follow these guidelines to help make this a smooth process for everyone:

  1. Trash – Empty the wastebaskets and recycling into appropriate dumpsters in the rear of Swarthout Hall behind the fence gates.
  2. Linens – All Carroll University provided linens (sheets, blankets, towels) should be put on your bed prior to checkout.  WAS is charged for any missing linens and the cost will be billed to the delegate.
  3. Clean Room – We expect you to leave your room in the condition that you found it when you checked in. Vacuums will be available for use if needed.
  4. Windows – Close all windows in your room.
  5. Check for Personal Belongings – Make sure to double check all dresser drawers and under your bed for any of your personal belongings. Every year we find numerous personal items after delegates have checked out. These are costly to return at your expense.
  6. Counselor Check – When you have completed the above and are ready to exit the floor, contact your counselor to verify that your room is in order and all linens are there and not damaged.
  7. Lock Door – After the counselor check, make sure to remove all your personal items and close and lock your door.
  8. Room Key and Meal card – Head down to the lobby and turn in your Room Key and Meal Card to the Carroll University staff.  ALL keys must be returned to Carroll University staff prior to departing campus.  The replacement fee for missing keys is up to $300 and will be charged to the delegate.
  9. WAS Check out – Stop at the WAS table prior to departing the building so we can confirm you are good to go.
  10. Car Keys / Passport – If you turned in your car keys or passport, check in with the WAS staff to retrieve those items.


After 10:00 AM, any remaining delegates can wait in the Campus Center for pick-up by a family member. Delegates will not be permitted back into Steele and Swarthout (dorm buildings) after checkout.


For delegates who drove: After checking out and retrieving your vehicle keys, you are free to say your goodbyes and depart.


For delegates who are being picked up: Families should arrive to the parking lot behind Steele and Swarthout (for GPS users, enter 221 North East Avenue, Waukesha). Marked as 5E and 5N on this parking map. After 10:00 AM, pickup will take place in the Campus Center.


For delegates who are flying: Unless separate transportation has previously been arranged, our shuttles will bring delegates to MKE and ORD as follows:

  • MKE airport shuttle will leave from the Campus Center parking lot at 11 am;
  • ORD airport bus will leave from Wright Street (between Steele/Swarthout and the Campus Center) at 9:30 am.


If you joined us virtually or have already checked out: enjoy a restful afternoon! Thank you for joining us.


In the coming days, look for a separate email with a post-seminar survey so that we can gather feedback from delegates, parents, and sponsors to continue to enhance the seminar in future years!


We invite you to save the date for June 24-30, 2023 for WAS 2023, “Climate Change: Youth Take Action”. More information will be available this fall.

Quick Links

Join us for WAS 2023!

Climate Change: Youth Take Action
Saturday, June 24 – Friday, June 30, 2023
Carroll University (Waukesha, Wis.)
Click Here for Info

On-site office phone: 262-951-3208

Check-In (Campus Center)

Shattuck Auditorium

Steele & Swarthout Halls

Main Lawn

Schneider Stadium

The World Affairs Seminar (WAS) is a youth education organization committed to providing a forum for open discussion among delegates, speakers and attendees. The comments, views and opinions of presenters  and delegates are those of the speaker and do not represent an endorsement or approval of the World Affairs Seminar. Speakers and delegates are encouraged to discuss all manner of issues openly and honestly. WAS does not censure or take sides, but accepts a wide variety of viewpoints as valid and necessary to a healthy learning environment.  Any attempt to silence or discourage the free expression of ideas supporting any viewpoint by WAS participants is prohibited.

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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 contact@worldaffairsseminar.org.

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