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Combating Trafficking in Persons, Indonesia
October 19th-24th

4th Annual Adult Academic WorldQuest Competition
November 8th

Improving Infectious Disease Response, Russia
November 11th-14th

Transportation and Infrastructure Standards and Financing in the United States, China
November 18th-21st

Media Reform, Moldova
December 7th-15th *Open World Project*

WorldQuest 2018

The International Center is looking for an academic high school team to participate in WorldQuest the Spring of 2018

One of the greatest challenges facing our nations 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 educated and informed citizenry and workforce. Academic WorldQuest is a unique opportunity to expose our youth to the world outside our borders and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Academic WorldQuest, a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy.

On Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon the International Center of the Capital Region will once again be sponsoring a local Academic WorldQuest competition with the anticipation of sending the winning four-member team and faculty coach down to Washington DC to represent our region in the national Academic WorldQuest competition taking place on Saturday, April 28th, 2017. There is no cost to participate. Additionally, ICCR will cover the costs of overnight accommodations and flights for the winning team plus faculty coach to attend the national competition.

Academic WorldQuest is the World Affairs Councils of America's flagship student education program. The main objective of the program is to inform and engage high school students and their teachers across the country in global affairs. Each year, over 4000 students, test their knowledge of international affairs, in regional Academic WorldQuest competitions.

The 2017-2018 topics for this year’s AWQ National Competition are:

  • ASEAN at 50
  • India's Bid for Global Power
  • Combatting Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Great Decisions
  • The Peacebuilding Toolkit
  • America's Diplomats
  • Current Events

Study guides are available and there are NO fees/costs to participate.
» 2018 Study Guide adobe acrobat pdf file for informational download


Schools can enter up to three (3) four-member student teams plus alternates in the Local Competition.

ICCR staff and volunteers are available to help get you organized and on your way to prepare for the local competition in March. We will come to you!

For further information or to register your school please e-mail ryan@iccralbany.org or (518) 708-7608.

We hope to see you at this year's competition!