Each year students in the Tennessee World Affairs Council area are invited to participate in the Global Studies Certificate Program.
The program is designed for students to accumulate points toward becoming Tennessee Global Scholars. A minimum of 100 points are required to qualify for the certificate which is presented at a World Affairs Council program toward the end of the school year or provided to the host school for presentation. Students need not appear at a WAC program to qualify to have a certificate issued.
The program is designed for students in any setting to complete enough elements to qualify.
Many of the activities that can be used to accumulate towards completion are World Affairs Council programs (i.e. Academic WorldQuest, Weekly Quiz, etc.), however, other activities can be used. For example, the worksheet includes activities under the Sister Cities of Nashville and simulations like the Model United Nations that quality for credit.
The Council allows enough flexibility for students to request consideration of additional elements for points to meet the completion criteria.
For example, in certain locations students may not be able to easily access the same scope of programs and opportunities as in other locations. Global affairs programs may be more difficult to find in some areas so the Council will make every reasonable accommodation for students to substitute worthwhile global affairs awareness activities for programs that are not easily accessible. (i.e. if a local school does not offer Academic WorldQuest, etc.)
The program runs through April 15th of each year. Credits earned after that date count toward the following academic year’s total.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 SCHOLARS
2018 TN Global Scholars Recognized at April 24 Ambassadors Town-Hall Event at Belmont University
Three of the six high school students to qualify for the 2017-2018 Tennessee Global Scholar award were presented their certificates and medallions by U.S. Ambassadors Dick Bowers and Ron Schlicher and Tennessee World Affairs Council Board Chairman Jim Shepherd. Reed Locke (Battle Ground Academy), Betsnat Mengesha (Overton High School, MNPS), and Nora Ryan (Hume Fogg Magnet, MNPS) were recognized for completion of the Global Scholar program,
Not able to be present were Tennessee Global Scholars Elma Jashim (MLK Magnet, MNPS), Christine Li (Hume Fogg Magnet, MNPS), and Pratik Yedla (Randolph School, Huntsville, AL).
The awards were presented at the opening of the April 24th World Affairs Council Town Hall, “What’s Going On in the U.S. State Department?”, featuring career diplomats Bowers and Schlicher.
These six students achieved the Tennessee Global Scholar award for the 2017-2018 school year by accumulating over 100 points each for increasing their global literacy and participating in a variety of international-related activities such the World Affairs Council Academic WorldQuest competition, completion of WAC “What in the World?” Weekly Quizzes, participation in town halls and seminars, Sister Cities of Nashville programs, Model United Nations competitions and other global affairs awareness activities that they document throughout the year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOLARS
2017 Tennessee Global Scholars Certificates were presented to the inaugural recipients on May 4, 2017. (L-R) Professor Marieta Velikova, Sister Cities Board Member and TNWAC Advisory Board Member, Amanda Boeing, Olivia Connor, Kate Cunningham and TNWAC President Patrick Ryan. Global Scholar Grace McKennon not shown.
SUPPORT OF TNWAC’S EDUCATION OUTREACH
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE AWC FAMILY FOUNDATION
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.
THE VISION of the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.
Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org —