What is Academic WorldQuest?



Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the national network of World Affairs Councils, located in more than 90 communities across the country. It is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs, current events, human geography, world history, and culture.

After months of studying the ten topics, approximately 3000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by local World Affairs Councils. Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the spirited national competition, held in the spring each year at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.

In the game, four-person teams compete by answering rounds of questions projected onto a screen. A full competition is 100 questions, divided into ten rounds with distinct thematic categories. The winning team is the team with the most right answers.

For more information, please call us at 949-253-5751 or email orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org


Schools & Students:

The 2018-2019 local Academic Quest Competition will be held at Chapman University. Local Orange County winners will go on to represent the county at the national competition in Washington D.C. Topics for this years competition are listed below, however only schools/teams that register will receive the full study guide from the World Affairs Council of America. If you wish to register please fill and return the form linked below before December 14, 2018.

Registration Form 2018-19


Local Competition:

Location: Beckman Hall 404, Chapman University

Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

National Competition:

Location: Marriot Wardman Park, Washington D.C.

Date: April 26-27, 2019


2018-2019 Topics

Country in Focus: Qatar

How to Deal with North Korea

Global Refugee and Migration Crisis

#WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70

Great Decisions

Japan-U.S. Relations

Space Policy

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Bridging Divides to Build Peace

Current Events

For more information, please call 949-253-5751 or email us at orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org.