About World 101


World101 is a growing library of free multimedia resources that provide an immersive learning experience in a variety of settings: in classrooms, in corporate training rooms, and at home. Through its entertaining, interactive story-telling, World101 makes complex international relations and foreign policy issues accessible to learners both inside and outside formal academic settings. World101 will help the American public build an understanding of today’s most pressing issues and how those issues are relevant to them, thus preparing them to make informed choices of public officials (and hold them accountable), compete on a global stage, invest in their futures, and make a difference.

Interested in more CFR Education products? Model Diplomacy is a free simulation program that invites students, educators, and professionals from various backgrounds to step into the roles of decision-makers in the U.S. National Security Council or UN Security Council. Visit the Model Diplomacy website to learn more.


Introducing World101
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About CFR Campus

CFR Campus is a major initiative dedicated to promoting a higher level of literacy in international affairs and the fundamental skills required to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Through innovative learning products and expanded community outreach, CFR Campus is employing digital technologies to captivate and inspire college and high school students, placing emphasis on those who have no prior specialization in global affairs, as well as lifelong learners.

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When will the full course be complete?

Fifteen modules will be added each year, making the full-course available in June 2019.

How can I receive updates on the program?

To receive updates on the World101 course and forthcoming modules, please email world101@cfr.org.

How often will new modules be released?

New modules will be released in themed units every academic quarter. 


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