Global Scholars Academy FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 WHAT IS THE GLOBAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY?

The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston Global Scholars Academy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit Academy providing an opportunity for 7th – 12th grade students to develop interest and demonstrate expertise in understanding different world cultures and important international issues. Curriculum will include a globally-focused course of study, including classes, coursework, projects, extracurricular activities and visits to relevant outside outside organizations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What do I receive upon completion of the Academy?

As a participant in the WACH Global Scholars Academy, you’ll receive a completion certificate. Plus, the invaluable knowledge and networking opportunities from field experts in Foreign Affairs and International Business.

 

What is the accreditation of this Academy?

The Council is certified by the State Board for Educator Certification to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE #501096).

Will WAC help me get an internship?

While attendance of the Global Scholars Academy does not guarantee a student to obtain an internship, the GSA offers students a rich variety of opportunities to learn from and interact with professionals in a variety of career fields from which students may explore interest in.

ADMISSIONS & APPLICATION

What are the requirements for admission?

Applicants must submit the free online registration form which includes one essay. After submission, payment will secure a seat.

How do I check the status of my application?

Once you have submitted a completed online application form, you will receive a message that your application is pending preliminary review by an admissions team member. We will contact you individually if additional information is required to complete your application.

Do I need letters of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation are suggested, but not a requirement. While letters of recommendation offer insight into a student’s academic performance, we believe it’s important in this time to waive this requirement to best accommodate students and educators. 

Do you offer formal admissions interviews?

We neither require nor offer formal admissions interviews as a part of the application.

Can I submit my application after the posted deadline?

Applications received after the priority deadlines are reviewed on a space-available basis. Applications completed after the deadline may be postponed to the next session for review, depending on available space in the Academy.

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

Under what circumstances is the Academy’s tuition fee waived?

To apply to the Academy, there is a $200 tuition fee for virtual and $300 for in-person that is due upon acceptance into the Academy.

All applicants who inquire will automatically be considered for all available scholarships upon completion of their application.

 

What forms of payment are accepted?

Upon submission of your registration form, you make make a purchase online for the session you are interested in attending. If you choose to pay by check, please make checks payable to: World Affairs Council of Greater Houston | PO Box 920905, Houston TX 77292

What is included in my tuition fees?

Tuition fees cover all curriculum and lesson materials, project mentorship, snack and refreshments for In-Person sessions, admission fees into field trip sites and other fees associated with this week-long program.

Do you offer formal admissions interviews?

We neither require nor offer formal admissions interviews as a part of the application.

What if I cannot attend the Academy after being accepted?

Applications received after the priority deadlines are reviewed on a space-available basis. Applications completed after the deadline may be postponed to the next session for review, depending on available space in the Academy.

How to register?

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SUBMIT the completed online registration form.

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Pay to secure your seat!

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Global Scholars Academy!

Phone

713-522-7811

Jahan Jafarpour