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Welcome to World Affairs Council of South Texas

Established in 2004, the World Affairs Council of Texas is a non-profit corporation in Texas that actively engages members and citizens in relating to local concerns and global issues. We aim to unite everyone in insightful and educational events that tackle current issues that affect the country, our economy, trade, technology and life itself. Through this kind of interaction among the citizens, we are able to help people to be more informed, competitive, proactive, responsible and productive—locally and abroad!


Facts about Our Organization

The World Affairs Council of South Texas has the largest international affairs speakers’ program in the country with over 2,500 events each year.

We actively conduct the following:


1. Conferences. 8. National Opinion Polls.
2. Corporate Programs.   9. Newspaper Columns.
3. Foreign Policy Discussions. 10. School Programs.
4. International Exchanges. 11. Teachers’ Workshops.
5. Journals.       12. Travel Programs.
6. Local Radio and Television Program. 13. Young Professionals’ Programs.
7. Model UN's.


Our system has five flagship programs, namely: World in Transition, Great Decisions, the NPR radio program It’s Your World, Academic WorldQuest, and Travel the World. We are also a Council for International Visitors, affiliated with the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV). The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is a non-profit membership association currently marking 50 years of leadership in citizen diplomacy. NCIV serves the international exchange community and helps build person-to-person relationships "one handshake at a time."

Get Involved in a Bigger Cause


The World Affairs Council of Texas helps people understand the effect that international trade has on our area, and the factors that affect the local trade. Knowledge of these matters will help individuals, organizations and businesses to be more competitive in the global arena.
Give us a call at (361) 851-8700 to learn more about our organization, our advocacies and how you can become a member.