World Affairs Council of St. Louis

Connecting St Louis to the World and the World to St Louis since 1948.

We are dedicated to advancing the power of citizen diplomacy and global connections through in-person international exchanges. We promote business, cultural understanding and relationships, introducing world leaders to the Gateway Region, providing education on global matters, and opportunities for all in the region to be global citizens.

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Here’s how to get involved!

 Sponsor an event

Be a half-day tour guide

Host visitors in your home for dinner

Talk to visitors about your profession

Volunteer to help with an event

Give a tour of your company

Intern with us

Be an airport greeter

Visit our Member page for details about volunteer opportunities.

Get Involved

Members meet people by getting involved!

  • Meet with international visitors who are members of your profession
  • Take international visitors sightseeing for a morning or afternoon
  • Host international visitors for lunch or dinner in your home
  • Greet international visitors at the airport

The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.

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