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.

GRADES 9 – 12: JULY 6 – 10 | JULY 20 – 24

GRADES 7 – 8: JULY 13 – 17 | JULY 27 – 31

Please note: We will offer the same content at the middle school sessions and the high school sessions, respectively. 

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 in-person and on-site 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.

How do I apply?


COMPLETE the online application.


SUBMIT the completed application to

Priority Deadline: Friday | June 12, 2020

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About The Academy
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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!



Felecia Chatman

Senior International Education Manager