High school students tackle foreign affairs

For two weeks this summer, a team will meet at Yale University to discuss U.S. foreign affairs, work together during a simulation of an international crisis, and travel to New York to visit the United Nations and Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. News reports. Although this may seem like the schedule of politicians or ambassadors, this team will comprise high school students–sophomores, juniors, and seniors participating in the EXPLO Foreign Affairs program, run by the nonprofit EXPLO, in partnership with Foreign Affairs magazine. EXPLO hosts academic enrichment programs each year, but this summer’s program is the first to focus entirely on global issues. The curriculum, developed by Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose, includes discussions led by members of the magazine’s staff about the history of international relations and current American foreign policy issues, in addition to the simulation and New York trip…

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