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International and Area Studies | Public Affairs


The mission of the World Affairs Council of Oregon is to “broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to engage Oregonians with the world.” The Council offers over forty public programs with experts and world leaders, hosts over 500 emerging leaders from around the globe, and provides assistance to K-12 schools in the important work of teaching students to become citizens of the world. The Council’s public education programs stem from its mission statement. In this essay, Clara Martinez reflects on her internship with the World Affairs Council of Oregon, through which she gained exposure to various programs. Martinez's specific focus during her internship was a program that hosts over 500 international visitors annually.


Clara Martinez's internship was made possible through the Deborah M. Olsen Public Service Internship.