International Affairs Seminar 2018

High School Juniors and Seniors who are actively involved in their local Disciples of Christ congregation are invited to International Affairs Seminar March 16-24. 

Come with us and…

  • Meet people from other cultures, learn to appreciate their gifts and understand their concerns for peace and justice.
  • Visit the United Nations in New York City, and witness its many influences in world affairs.
  • Discover how Christians have involved themselves in influencing the course of history, as together we consider issues of justice.
  • Visit Washington, D.C. and share with elected officials your concerns. You will see the role they play in determining laws that affect our lives.

Fee – $1,750 (possible $75- $150 surcharge depending on airfares at time of booking.)

  •  $250 deposit due November 1. Minimum $100 monthly payments. A fund-raising plan is fine!
  •  Full fee must be paid by March 1.
  • This fee is subsidized by a generous grant from Kansas Bible Chair.

The total balance is due March 1.  

            Fee includes everything: airfare, train, ground transportation, all meals, hotel (shared rooms; housed in DC on church floor), seminar program fees, two Broadway shows and a “who done it?” comedy at the Kennedy Center – everything except your souvenirs!

To Register …

Please send the following to the Topeka Regional Office, 2914 SW MacVicar:

  • Name and high school grade level
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • $250 deposit. Make check to CCK, with IAS in memo
  • 2 reference letters: 1 from your pastor; 1 from school counselor/principal
  • 250-word essay on “Why I want to attend IAS”

The International Affairs Seminar is sponsored by the Christian Church in Kansas (DOC). Regional Minister Steve Martin is director/coordinator. Adult sponsors, one for every five youth, come from the communities from which youth are enrolled. For additional information, contact Steve Martin at 800-737-8130 or

IAS Travel Itinerary & Overview
This is approximate and may vary with circumstances. 



Group assembles Friday evening in Kansas City
Saturday Morning (early) Depart for New York City.
Arrive and settle into Hotel Penn
Sightseeing NY City as the group becomes acclimated


Worship at Riverside Church
        a historic congregation with a strong witness in the city and the world

 Afternoon: Harlem, 9/11 Memorial, and/or Central Park

Evening: Broadway Show!


Seminar: Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery: How Christians can make a difference!

Afternoon: Staten Island Ferry (view Statue of Liberty)

Evening: Dinner in Chinatown


Seminar continues

 Evening: Dinner and second Broadway Show


Early morning AMTRAK to Washington, D.C.

Afternoon: Settle into housing at National City Christian Church
                      visit Holocaust Museum

 Evening: dinner at Ben’s Chili Bowl – favored by President Obama!


Seminar: Speaking to Legislators

Afternoon: visit Museums / Monuments

Late Afternoon: Kennedy Center – Shear Madness

Dinner in Georgetown after the show


Seminar: How to make a difference in the world!

Afternoon: visit Museums / Monuments

Evening: Dinner & Final wrap-up


Return flight to KCI.





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