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46th Annual Festival of Nations

WorldQuest 2017

The International Center is looking for an academic high school team to participate in WorldQuest the Spring of 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the International Center will be hosting a “local” Academic WorldQuest Competition in late March in which the winning team will be sent to Washington DC to represent our region in the National Academic WorldQuest on Saturday, April 29, 2017, beginning at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

One of the greatest challenges facing our nation and our schools across the country is preparing our youth for the globally interconnected world of the 21st Century. America’s ability to face the economic and security challenges of the 21st Century and seize new opportunities is dependent on an informed citizenry and a well-educated workforce. Academic WorldQuest is a unique opportunity to expose youth to the world outside our borders and prepare them for the challenges and the opportunities of the 21st Century.

The ten (10) categories for this year’s AWQ National Competition are:

  • Current Events
  • Great Decisions
  • Peace and Conflict in Today’s World
  • Combating Infectious Disease
  • European Union
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Turkey
  • Global Megacities
  • China
  • Women in Technology

Study guides are available and there are NO fees/costs to participate.
» 2017 Study Guide


Founded in 2003 by the World Affairs Councils of America, Academic WorldQuest is a team game testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs. In the game, four-person teams compete by answering questions divided into ten (10) unique and engaging thematic categories. The winner is the team with the most correct answers.

If your school is interested in participating in Academic WorldQuest, please contact the International Center at (518) 708-7608 or info@iccralbany.org