The World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program is a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students. Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures.
Academic WorldQuest™, a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, engages nearly 5,000 high school students annually across the United States. This fun, fast-paced team competition tests students’ knowledge of current global issues, geography, history, foreign policy, economics, and world cultures.
An unprecedented gift from Carlos Alvarez, a San Antonio businessman and philanthropist who has served many years on the WACA National Board of Directors and Advisory Council, and his wife Malú, accelerated a fundraising initiative to create an endowment fund for WACA’s Academic WorldQuest National High School Competition. (Learn more about Academic WorldQuest)
Our goal is to raise $1 million for the AWQ Endowment in order to sustain the annual national competition in perpetuity and enable WACA to enhance services and support for educational programs that are provided by more than 90 local nonprofit World Affairs Councils nationwide.
Please consider making a contribution to the Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund. You may see this page to donate or contact Bill Clifford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America, at 202-833-4557, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWQ Topics Announced
September 16, 2019
AWQ Official Study Guide Release
October 11, 2019
AWQ Pledge Form Due
November 15, 2019
Local Competition Questions Released
October 31, 2019
National Competition Registration Opens
National Competition Registration Closes
Hotel Block Deadline
April 2, 2020
April 24, 2020
2020 AWQ Championship at USIP
April 25, 2020
The Westin D.C. City Center
April 23-25, 2020
1400 M St. NW
Deadline: April 2, 2020