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What is the Alaska World Affairs Council?

The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship.

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The Alaska World Affairs Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-partisan organization which is membership-based and is one of approximately 90 members of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC.
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Amazing opportunity for students!

The Liaison America Trent Argo International Scholarship for a 30-day study tour in Brazil for one lucky student ambassador. This scholarship will be an immersive experience in culture, language, education, and international affairs in the city of Goiânia, one of the richest agricultural districts and a key player in the production of sugar, rum, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cattle, hides, and castor oil. Goiânia is located the state of Goiás, where Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is also located. Goiás is a strong, well-structured state that is growing both socially and economically.

The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to meet with university students, business and government leaders, and others who are making a positive change locally and globally.

This experience will include:
Living Like a Local
Be accompanied by a college-aged chaperone
Live with a host family (includes accommodations and meals)
Take Portuguese language lessons
Experience the natural beauty of Brazil’s parks, outdoor recreation, and engage in the culture through food, music, dance, and folklore

Global Learning
Shadow university students studying international affairs or other topics related to the recipient’s area of study
Meet with faculty and university international affairs officers and representatives from Education USA

Understanding Government Relations
Meet with the Secretary of Education
Learn about Brazil’s approach to immigration and border control
Learn about the role of the consulates and embassies
Discover the political role of agri-business and its impact locally and globally

Note: The scholarship is intended to take place in June 2019; the award, however, will be valid through December 2019.

With this announcement, we welcome submissions including a letter of recommendation. Council leaders: please publicize and share with your local networks and educational partners. We expect to announce the winner on March 22, 2019.

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