Travel Opportunities

As a member of the World Affairs Councils of America network, the Alaska World Affairs Council is pleased to share opportunities to experience the world with guided expertise!

Coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, many trips include lecturers drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia and offer “meet the people” opportunities for citizen diplomats. WAC Philadelphia offer tours on all continents, both land tours and small-ship cruises. Their new program line-up includes a substance rich Seminar Series, shorter itineraries focusing on foreign policy issues in key destinations including Poland & Moscow and Ethiopia. For a trip of a lifetime, check out the private jet trips!

WAC Philadelphia can match your travel needs to specific tours. Visit their website for information about upcoming tour or call them at 800-942-5004, ext. 209 or 217

Trip features:

  • Expert tour leadership
  • Like-minded fellow travelers
  • Roommate matching when available
  • Advance reading materials
  • Substantive in-country briefings
  • Quality tour content
  • Travel the World is a Flagship Program of the World Affairs Councils of America

Why Travel the World

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia organizes all the Travel the World trips for the national association of Councils and has been doing so for 35 years. If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political experts and local guides who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you’ll quickly discover why traveling with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is so special.

The Council began its extraordinary offering of educational tours with our landmark trip to the People’s Republic of China in 1977, when they were among the first Westerners to visit China after the country was re-opened by Deng Xiaoping. Since then, the Council has offered an annual program of tours on every continent including such diverse locations as Ethiopia; the Arctic Circle and Cuba.

Because of their reputation as one of the nation’s leading forums, the Council has established connections around the globe that allow them to offer members access that they can’t get when traveling alone or on other tours. Council leaders, who can draw on their expertise in the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia, accompany some tours as lecturers thereby providing added value to the experience.

Philadelphia’s Travel the World Program is a National Flagship Program of the World Affairs Councils system – an award for excellence.