The World Affairs Youth Seminar (WAYS) is conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn’s College of Education and members of the Persistent Issues in History Network for rising 10th – 12th graders. It 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 on campus facilities.

Meals: Campers will have various meal options on campus.

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


Camp Fees 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

Applicants intending to commute to camp can contact Auburn Youth Programs at (334) 844-5100 to receive a coupon code for the discounted rate.

Cancellation Policy:
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;

  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;

  3. No refund for a “No Show” or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.


To apply for a scholarship, please email

Last updated: 04/13/2023