Young people with global views to attend seminar

| 26/04/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island local news(CNS): Rotary Central is once again sponsoring up to 3 students to attend the 2010 World Affairs Seminar. This year’s seminar has the theme “The global fresh water challenge” and is being held at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin 26 June to 2 July. Rotary Central will select students to attend based on established criteria: those between 16 and 18 who are in good academic standing and are interested in global issues. As in previous years, students will also have to explain why they want to attend the seminar as part of the evaluation. All expenses for the students will be paid by Rotary.

“This is another great opportunity for Cayman Islands students to gain exposure to a world class event for youth, explains Martin Ruben, chairman of Rotary Central’s World Affairs Seminar Committee.

“Rotary Central has been sponsoring students to the World Affairs Seminar for more than a decade and we always look forward to hearing from our local students on their return on how the seminar has been a learning experience to them,” said Paul Byles, President of Rotary Central.

Established over 32 years ago, WAS offers students the chance to interact with people who have worked in government, international organizations, the media, and business. The World Affairs Seminar is a unique educational program for high school students, which provides a forum for future leaders to be introduced to some of the most perplexing global issues and problems. It enables hundreds of the best and brightest students from all over 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 others’ customs, traditions, opinions and aspirations. Up to one-fifth of the Seminar participants may be exchange students representing some 50 countries. This year over 1100 students are expected to attend the Seminar.

Information has been provided to schools throughout the Cayman Islands and more information about the seminar and application forms can be obtained from the World Affairs Seminar website Students interested in attending this year World Affairs Seminar are invited to submit their applications directly to Mr. Martin Ruben at Or by mail to PO Box 30245 SMB, Grand Cayman. The application deadline is 15 May.

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