World Affairs Youth Seminar: July 12-17, 2020
Rising 10th – 12th Grade

The World Affairs Youth Seminar is conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn’s College of Education and members of the Persistent Issues in History Network, uses the Model United Nations (MUN) forum to examine global issues in a "real world" context. Participants assume the role of country delegates and strive to accurately represent the viewpoints of their assigned country in daily MUN General Assembly sessions.

In preparation for daily MUN sessions, country delegates partner with Auburn University graduate and undergraduate secondary social studies education students to explore the value conflicts, factual data, and historical contexts of international issues. Delegates participate in group research sessions and collaborate to write resolutions or plan strategic alliances for MUN sessions which confront different global issues each day.

World Affairs Seminar participants will attend lectures by faculty on international issues and get to experience campus life firsthand while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

If the following subjects interest you, consider attending this seminar:

  • international and cultural affairs
  • public speaking and debate
  • social studies and current events
  • government and politics
  • persuasive writing
  • public service

Seminar participants:

  • gain a better understanding of complex international issues
  • practice leadership skills
  • develop communication skills
  • make new friends from across the country
HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Meals will be provided in one of the newly-renovated campus dining locations. All dietary restrictions and allergies are taken into consideration for each meal.

FACILITIES:

The majority of the campers’ instructional hours will be in newly renovated Mell Classroom Building.

Jada Kohlmeier
Jada Kohlmeier

Dr. Jada Kohlmeier is an Associate Professor of Secondary Social Sciences Education. She taught social studies for ten years in Kansas public schools and has taught undergraduate and graduate students studying to become social studies teachers at Auburn since 2003. Her areas of research and outreach include professional development efforts with social studies teachers, historical thinking, and ethical reasoning about complex societal issues. She has directed the WAYS camp since the summer of 2004 and enjoyed growing the program and exploring these complex international issues along with the campers. Dr. Kohlmeier coordinates the academic programming of the camp by arranging guest speakers, field trips, lessons on issues, and hiring the Secretary General for the Model UN sessions.

Registration

Registration for Summer 2020 opens December 2, 2019.

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Camp Fees are $780 and include the following items:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to auyouth@auburn.edu or call (334)844-5100.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $40.
  2. Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
  3. Cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the program start date or “no show”: No refund.

Note: Refunds will be issued to the individual/organization who made the original payment.

Transfer Policy:

  1. A camper’s registration for one program may be transferred to another program. Prior to May 1, 2020, there is no charge to change programs. After May 1, 2020, there is a $25 fee per transfer.
  2. A camper’s registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee per transfer.

A limited number of scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please complete an application by clicking on the Scholarship Application - Apply Now button below.

Scholarship Application - Apply Now

Deadline for applying for scholarship is March 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will receive half tuition for camp.

If you plan on attending this camp even if you are not selected for a camp scholarship, please register now to ensure you have a spot. If you are selected for a camp scholarship and have already paid for camp, we will refund half of the registration fee.

What to Bring to Camp:

Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.

Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.

Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!

Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Charger
Toiletries:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
Clothing & Shoes:
  • T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
  • Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
  • One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
  • Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket
  • Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
Miscellaneous:
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel: For the pool
  • Bug spray/Sunscreen
  • $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
Optional:
  • Spending Money

Last Updated: November 20, 2019