The International Center of the Capital Region is an affiliate of the World Affairs Council of America (WACA). The World Affairs Councils of America represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of local councils that are dedicated to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.
(Please note, WACA programs are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we hope to restart the program in the 2022-2023 school year! If you are a representative of a local school interested to participate, please contact us to receive news about the program.)
Programs offered through this affiliation include:
- The main objective of this year-long program is to inform and engage area high school students and their teachers in global affairs. Organized in teams of four, Capital Region high school students test their knowledge of international affairs, in our regional Academic WorldQuest™ competition hosted by the International Center of the Capital Region. Our Regional Champions then compete in the National Competition, held during the spring of each year in Washington, DC
Spotlight on Turkey
- Sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Foundation, this educational program runs a full calendar year and educates communities about Turkey’s rich culture primarily through teacher workshops in the spring, a teacher study tour of Turkey in the summer and public cultural programs in the fall. The program emphasizes classroom learning and public education about Turkey and its contributions to the global community. Thus far three Capital Region educators have had the opportunity to travel to Turkey as part of this program.