Join the Global Ed Network of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to customize these programs at your school. Interested in getting your school involved? Please contact Michelle Harpenau, Executive Director, for more information.

International Education Summit

Students not only listen to a panel discussion on the specially selected “hot” global topic, but also speak directly with local professionals in “speed networking” sessions where they learn about global careers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The International Education Summit (IES) is a program designed to raise student 意识 about global careers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Professionals represent diverse expertise from governmental, 社区, 业务, and nonprofit organizations. Representatives of local universities are in attendance as well to inform students of study abroad opportunities.

每年, a different global topic is chosen and experts in that field discuss their role in approaching the issue.

Click here to see last year’s virtual International Education Summit resources.


Global Chatter In The Schools

By examining issues significant to the U.S.’ role in the global 社区, teachers and students can implement global dialogues directly in their classroom and become active participants in the world 社区. In-depth analysis of today’s top foreign policy topics serves as a diverse and applicable current events curriculum for high school students.

These materials support global education by:

  • Enhancing classroom lessons
  • Providing the basis for student or teacher-led clubs or discussion groups
  • Preparing students for Academic WorldQuest
  • Augmenting current event discussions

Global Classrooms

Through this face to face interaction with international university scholars, 员工, 和游客, students benefit from a genuine connection to cultural diversity. Today’s students develop skills, 意识, and understanding to become global citizens in their communities, both locally and worldwide.

Global Classrooms connect Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky youth through interactive workshops to engage them in learning about world 文化s and global challenges.

Our thematic units may include: ‘Global Gaggles, 游戏, 全球生活, Regions in Focus, Future of Work, Environment and Resource Security.


Teacher Workshop

Workshops provide professional development to equip teachers with the expertise in applying global perspectives to all subjects. Offerings include easy tools and resources on how to adapt any lesson into a global lesson plan. World Affairs Council continues to seek new and innovative ways to incorporate global education into classrooms through its 社区, 学术, and 业务 partnerships.


Request A Global Speaker

Local professionals with a global savvy or country-specific interest are available upon request to share research, 文化, and expertise such as global economy, 金融, international commercial arbitration, 贸易, climate change, 和更多的.

The diversity of the event and content was quite remarkable. More importantly the engagement of the attendees really spoke to the idea of embracing diversity and making 社区 and 业务 leaders realize how important it is to focus on inclusion rather than exclusion in interactions both professional and personal. It was such an interesting group of people that attended the event. The organization stands for everything that is right with Cincinnati and its goals moving forward. It was a pleasure to attend.”
- One World Gala, Sponsor and Participant