Registration for the 2021 seminar is NOW OPEN!
World Affairs Seminar 2021: Urban Life in a Changing World
June 19-25, 2021
The 2021 seminar will be fully virtual.
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Registration Deadline: May 25, 2021
All registration materials may be conveniently submitted online.
Virtual Experience Fees & Discounts
- Standard Rate: $365 per delegate.
- Early Bird Discount: $25 per delegate if fee is paid by March 15, 2021 (deadline extended!).
- Group Discount: Support of four (4) or more virtual delegates get an additional $25 discount per attendee.
Virtual Seminar Fees Include:
- Sessions specifically designed for participants to tune in and engage/interact virtually,
- All seminar materials, including Guidebook access,
- Instructional materials and expenses (includes keynote speakers & materials),
- Admission to all virtual activities,
- 24-hour access to trained and qualified staff counselors & facilitators.
Virtual Attendance Requirements
Participants will need consistent access to a computer, tablet or another mobile device with internet connectivity. Most interactive sessions will take place on the video-conferencing platform Zoom. A web-camera and microphone are highly recommended, although not required. Alternatively, you can use your phone to call into each Zoom meeting.
Register for Virtual Seminar Experience
Be sure to submit all necessary forms to complete your registration.
Virtual Seminar Experience
Our Virtual Experience offers engaging online participation at a reduced cost. Virtual sessions allow participants to tune in remotely from wherever they may be around the globe.
A quick reminder before you apply…
You may be able to get help with tuition!
Schools, community groups, and local service clubs are often willing to sponsor delegates. If your school, service club, or community group is not aware of our program, please share our website and contact information with them. Or, let us know how to reach them (organization, name, contact name, club address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.) and we’ll provide them with an information packet.
Parents, Grandparents and Students
Many families who are able share in the cost of tuition, or even cover the full amount. All discounts available to clubs and organizations are available to “self pay” students.
Schools and School Districts
If you are unsure about sponsorship, approach your school guidance counselor. Often schools have funds for special offerings such as the World Affairs Seminar.
Rotary Clubs are the biggest World Affairs Seminar sponsor in both number of clubs and number of students sponsored. Over 960 Rotary clubs have sent over 2,000 students since 1995; Sterling Heights, MI Rotary and Effingham, IL Rotary have sent over 100 students; Rotary clubs from all 50 states, the Caribbean, Canada, and Africa. Locate your local club.
Service Clubs such as Lions, Optimist, Kiwanis, Women’s Clubs, AFS and other Exchange Programs
Lions Clubs from all over the U.S. and Canada have always been avid supporters of the World Affairs Seminar. Over 300 Lions clubs have sponsored over 1,500 students since 1995. Twenty-five Optimist clubs and 127 Kiwanis clubs have sponsored over 600 students since 1995. Over 130 Women’s groups, AFS and other student exchange programs, American Legions and American Legion Auxiliaries, and other smaller organizations, clubs, and businesses have helped sponsor over 400 students from all over the world since 1995.