The end goal for students participating in the World Affairs Challenge is for them to experience the power of their own creative problem solving. Teams are required to work with a community (at home or abroad) to connect with people directly affected by the problem they addressed. In this way, students take REAL ACTION to solve their chosen global issue. Past participants agree that this is the most impactful portion of the WAC experience, and one that can truly help change the course of their lives.

Community Partnerships

In an effort to consider the cultural impact of their solutions and to build professional connections, teams are encouraged to collaborate with our Community Partners. These partnerships include businesses, non-profit organizations, professional associations and governmental agencies.

Our partners are vital to the students’ WAC experience. These interactions provide an opportunity of a lifetime for students to make a difference in the world.