For Students & Teachers



CCWA has been dedicated to education since its founding in 1923. Supporting area students in becoming globally-minded citizens – and assisting schools in this task – is a crucial component of our work. Our school programming promotes global learning and engagement, supports the Common Core Standards, and facilitates the creative application of knowledge. We invite you to join your colleagues at over 40 area schools, and partner with CCWA on one or more of the following programs:

Youth Exchange Programs

jovenesBring the world to your home by participating in one of these upcoming international youth exchanges through CCWA. Share your America and gain international perspective — become a host for one of the Council’s exchange programs! The current program windows are as follows:

  • Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) | July 21-August 2, 2018 | Overview Here


Model United Nations Program


MUN_speaker_bowlModel UN is a unique, interactive program that brings world affairs alive for students. Through participation in Model UN simulations, students achieve global learning objectives. They are empowered to investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas to diverse audiences, and apply what they learn creatively during research, debate, and conference time. To participate in Model UN, school teams pick countries to represent in simulations of real UN committees. Adult advisors support students in researching and debating a variety of international challenges and their possible solutions.


CCWA has organized Model UN conferences for area students since 1948, offering students the opportunity to learn about and engage in international affairs in a personal, exciting way. We are pleased to invite you to attend one or more of our workshops and/or Model UN conferences this year.

Visit our Model UN Programs page for more information.

Academic World Quest

Academic World Quest is a national competition in which high school students test their knowledge about international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and current events. Academic World Quest teams compete over 10 rounds of trivia questions for the grand prize of representing Northern Ohio in the National Competition held in Washington, D.C. Competition dates for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year have not been released, but our website will be updated soon with this year’s dates.

For more information about Academic World Quest, please contact Daniela Milan at (216) 255-9003 or

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