“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

The World Affairs Council understands how important your role is as an educator to prepare your students for future education, potential careers and, most importantly, life. That’s why we strive to provide the resources you need to bring global opportunities and connections into your classroom. Below you will find links to important resources as well as information about student scholarship and award opportunities.

If you have any questions, email Education Director Nicole Struth at nstruth@ctwac.org


The Council awards a student or group of students with the Global Engagement Award at our annual Luminary Award Gala.

The Global Engagement Award reaffirms the CTWAC’s commitment to global education by recognizing extraordinary high school students who address global issues by taking their classroom knowledge into the world. Recipients are nominated by a teacher or other educator.

Check out 2019’s winner and honorees on our blog: https://ctwac.com/2019/04/18/announcing-2019-global-engagement-award-recipients/

If you know a globally engaged student who is committed to global issues and international education, this is your opportunity to nominate them for recognition!

More information TBA.

Our newest award recognizes students who are preparing themselves to enter the global workforce and expanding their world view. The Global Student Leadership Award honors Connecticut high school seniors who have:

  • Excelled in a global education-focused curriculum
  • Engaged in extracurricular activities with an international education theme
  • Developed skills conducive to a global affairs career, such as negotiation, cultural awareness, and the ability to engage in a diverse environment

If you know a student who has exhibited these characteristics and would like to nominate them for this award, please fill out the application below and email it to Education Director Nicole Struth at nstruth@ctwac.org.

The Connecticut Certificate for Global Engagement (CTCGE) is recognized by the State Board of Education and implemented at the district level. The CTCGE was established to recognize public high school graduates who have successfully completed a global education curriculum and engaged in co-curricular activities and experiences that fostered the development of global competencies and global citizenship.

Educators: Speak to your administration about incorporating this certificate into their curriculum. It is free and meant to be easily applied to the existing curriculum. For more information about the certificate, contact Education Director Nicole Struth at nstruth@ctwac.org.

Please review the CTCGE guidelines and district application to the state below:

If you’re interested in getting more involved in our education programs or Model United Nations, please reach out for more information.