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The World Affairs Seminar is a District 6270 Rotary initiative that draws over 400 students form all over the world for a week long intensive study of a topic which has global impact.  It is held yearly in June at Carroll University.

This picture (above) is of our local students who received a West Bend Noon  Rotary Scholarship to attend the 34th World Affairs Seminar this year. The topic  of the  2011 seminar was Sustainable Development.   The pictured students  spoke at our West Bend Noon Rotary meeting today (9/26/11) about what they learned at the seminar and how it had impacted their lives. Pictured left to right are:  Janelle Henrich, Steve Machery, and Nickol Schuster.

Nikol Schuster is our club sponsored outbound student who will spend her exchange year in Argentina. Steve Machery was the past president of Interact for two years.

The 2012 World Affairs Seminar has just been announced.  It will be held June 16-22, 2012.  This year's topic is Global Communication 2.0 Technology's Impact on International Understanding.

Students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year (grades 10, 11, 12) prior to the Seminar are encouraged to apply. Participants are typically selected and sponsored by their schools, local service clubs and community groups, or may apply individually. Exchange students in U.S. or Canadian high schools are especially encouraged to apply.

Students who have an interest in global issues and are in good academic standing and who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year prior to the Seminar are encouraged to apply.   Contact your school guidance department for details and please visit the website http://worldaffairsseminar.org/.
 
Scholarships are available through the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lion's Club, and Optimist Clubs.