Academic WorldQuest, a flagship program of the World Affairs Council network, is a team game testing competitors’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture. There are currently more than 40 local competitions held around the country, and the winners of these local competitions are invited to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest competition held in Washington, D.C. each spring.
When and Where? This year’s competition will take place on February 8, 2024 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center (1200 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224).
How to Play? Teams consist of four students and up to three teams from each high school may participate. Schools may request to put an additional fourth team onto a waitlist by contacting email@example.com.
Teams will go through six rounds of six questions each. Each round will feature one of the topics below. The questions will be multiple choice, and students have thirty seconds to answer each question.
The following categories will be featured in this year’s competition:
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Alliance and Collective Defense in a Changing World
- Demographics Dividends – Population Shift in Africa
- Navigating AI: The Global Workforce
- The Global South
- Sports and Diplomacy
- Country in Focus: South Korea
“Without sponsors, our team would not have been able to go to nationals. It is thanks to them that we were able to compete, and we are incredibly grateful. – Nick Greek, Member of the 2023 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest Winning Team