The Mission of the World Affairs Council of South Texas is to:

o Empower citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs and to help expand their opportunities for international travel and citizen diplomacy.

o Build citizen support for American engagement in the world.

o Stimulate communities to interact effectively in the global economy and help citizens understand how social and technological developments are shaping the future.

o Help citizens understand the impact of trade on community life and foster economic ties between our region and key regions of the world.

o Relate local concerns to global issues.

o Help educators and parents better understand the globalizing world and how that affects the educational needs of our youth.

o Promote interest among youth for careers in Foreign Service.

o Promote international exchanges, free from political, social or religious bias.

o Foster international interests among South Texas’ youth.

o Build strategic alliances with counterpart organizations.