Global Scholars Academy

No Longer Accepting Applications for Summer 2021


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 and extracurricular activities.

Students from PAIR (Participation for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees) participate at the 2020 Academic WorldQuest.

The Global Scholars Academy is designed to be held virtual and in-person at the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston office. The Council is closely monitoring the situation and reassessing our own health and safety measures to ensure a safe environment for everyone. The Academy schedule is subject to change or be postponed should local and/or federal health guidelines dictate.

Summer 2021 Session Dates

(All times are M-Th from 9:00 am-1:30 pm CST):

Session 1: In-Person | (High School) | July 12-15

Session 2: Virtual | (MS & HS) | July 19-22

| Orientation / Info Session for GSA

If you are planning to attend or are interested in learning more about the Global Scholars Academy, we encourage you to sign up. Due to limited safety and space availability, we ask that each student have one(1) accompanying parent/guardian to the orientation. For any questions, please email [email protected]

No info sessions available.

| A Day at GSA


Day 3 | July 14
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Check-in
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Review Day 2
9:15 am – 10:15 am: Third Presentation | European International Organizations | Polina Kharmats
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Fourth Presentation | Intl. Law, and National Security | Michael Ard
11:30 am – 1:10 pm: Work on the group project
1:10 pm – 1:20 pm: Reflection Questions
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm: Closing Statements

Frequently Asked Questions

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About The Academy

How to register?


COMPLETE & SUBMIT the online registration form.


Pay to secure your seat!

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Build friendships and connections with like-minded students from around Greater Houston area


Small group seminars led by field experts in international affairs and international business


Experience behind the scenes looks into multiple globally-focused careers


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



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