What is Academic WorldQuest?



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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

2017-2018 Topics


ASEAN at 50

India’s Bid for Global Power

Combatting Climate Change


Saudi Arabia

Great Decisions

The Peacebuilding Toolkit

America’s Diplomats

Current Events

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