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 949-354-3180 or email us at orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org

Schools & Students:
The 2022-2023 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 contact us at: orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org

Local Competition:
Location: Sandhu Conference Center, Chapman University, 571 N Grand St, Orange, CA 92867

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

National Competition:
Location: TBD
Date: April 28-29, 2023

2022-2023 Topics

      • Securing the Future of the World’s Wildlife
      • The Arctic Council: Frozen Cooperation
      • Atrocity Prevention and Accountability
      • Combating Global Food Insecurity
      • Economic Sanctions – A Double-Edged Sword
      • Great Decisions
        • Changing Demographics
        • Outer Space
        • Climate Change
        • Russia and the U.S.
        • Myanmar and ASEAN
        • Quad Alliance
        • Drug Policy in Latin America
        • Industrial Policy
        • Biden’s Agenda
      • Country in Focus: Ethiopia
      • The Future of Supply Chains
      • Battle of the Century: Autocracy vs. Democracy
      • Current Events
Please enroll your team to receive the study guide. 

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