Student World Affairs Council (SWAC)

Vibrant Cultures – Diverse Perspectives – Meaningful Experiences


Student World Affairs Councils (SWACs) provide opportunities for high school students to engage at a local and global level by competing in trivia, meeting internationally-acclaimed speakers and preparing for future career goals.

Participants are eligible to receive World Affairs Council certificates, professional polos and graduation cords, and can attend World Affairs Council international affairs programming at a discounted rate. 

Students and teachers representing Law and Justice High School, Elsik Ninth Grade Center, Sharpstown International High School and Episcopal High School chapters attend a breakfast with Lt. General Paul Funk, Commander III Corps and Commander of Fort Hood, in February of 2019. Students were also able to meet board member Sid McClendon, far left, who sponsored their attendance.

How Do I Start a Chapter?


RECRUIT a Faculty Sponsor, President, and Vice President for your chapter. Then, seek out passionate global citizens to join you!


COMPLETE the SWAC Constitution and submit your annual fee using this link: SWAC Constitution. It is only $65 to register an entire club for the year! All Title 1 schools can create a club for free thanks to the generous support of Schlumberger. For financial aid questions, please email [email protected]


ATTEND events and check the SWAC Monthly News for updates and discussion topics!

Upcoming Events

Click below to see a full list of upcoming student and teacher events.
student & teacher eventsgeneral member events

Special Events

Academic WorldQuest

This international trivia competition allows Greater Houston high schoolers to go head-to-head for the chance to compete at the national level in Washington D.C.

Pictured: 2020 Academic WorldQuest champions from Fort Bend ISD’s Stephen F. Austin High School.


What About Teachers?

We provide teachers personal and professional development opportunities that send them beyond the classroom.


Lesson Plans & Discussion Modules


Gifted & Talented / Professional Development Credit

Professional Development Workshops

Transportation Scholarships

International Teacher of the Year Award


Please reach out with any questions you have about our SWAC program!