Academic WorldQuest

Students work together to solve internationally focused problems.

Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. The World Affairs Councils of America is the largest nonpartisan, non-profit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging the American public on global issues.

The three-hour competition includes seven rounds of questions about world affairs, foreign policy, geography and current events.

The winning team wins an all-expenses paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. The national competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation’s most promising high school students, along with their parents, teachers and chaperones. The Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competition is a unique opportunity for many students to visit the nation’s capital for the first time.

If your school is interested in competing in our 2018 competition in the fall, please fill out the form below. We will be sure to keep you up to date with the latest information regarding Academic WorldQuest.