The World Affairs Seminar is a unique, high energy educational program for high school students.  Its purpose is to bring about a better understanding of world problems through a study of current issues, while at the same time providing the opportunity to discuss those issues with young people from other countries.  It enables hundreds of 
students from around the world to come together to study and discuss these issues in a safe and non-threatening environment.  In the process, participants will also learn about each other’s customs, traditions and aspirations.  The academic program this year was based on a central theme “The Promise & Perils of Social Media.”
 
This 40th Annual World Affairs Seminar is sponsored by the non-partisan, non-profit Wisconsin World Affairs Council, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) organization in association with Carroll University of Waukesha, Wisconsin, founding member Rotary International District 6270, and other service organizations across the world.
 
Over the years, The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has sponsored two to four students each year from the Chandler Unified School District, and this year was no different.  Four students from Casteel High Schools attended the seminar from Jun 22-28, 2019 where they stayed on the campus of Carroll University with about 700 other students from around the world.  The students are Nivea Krishman, Max Bregman, Mireya Borgen and Justine Witkowski. The Sun Lakes Rotary Club paid $4,000 to cover all expenses including tuition, transportation, room and meals.
 
For more information contact Rotarian Phyllis Carr, Club World Affairs Committee Chair.