ICCR International Center of the Capital Region, Albany, NY Our Guests from Afghanistan, ICCR International Center of the Capital Region, Albany, NY volunteerism at ICCR International Center of the Capital Region, Albany, NY


College Admissions, Palestine
July 28th – August 1st

Innovative and Collaborative English Language Teaching, Japan
July 30th –August 2nd

Transparency & Ethics in Government Multi-Regional Group
August 2nd – 7th

Paid Family Leave, Japan
August 8th – 13th

Lyndhurst Mansion & Rockefeller Estate Bus Trip
Saturday August 17th

WorldQuest 2019

The International Center is looking for an academic high school team to participate in WorldQuest the Spring of 2019

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 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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 27th, 2019. There is no cost to participate and this year’s event will take place at Russell Sage College of Troy, Bush Memorial Hall, 55 1st Street, Troy NY 12180. 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 4,000 students, test their knowledge of international affairs, in regional Academic WorldQuest competitions.

The 2018-2019 topics assigned for this year’s AWQ National Competition are as follows:

  • Country in Focus: Qatar
  • How to Deal with North Korea
  • Global Refugee and Migration Crisis
  • #WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70
  • Great Decisions
  • Japan-U.S. Relations
  • Space Policy
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Bridging Divides to Build Peace
  • Current Events

Study guides are available and there are NO fees/costs to participate.
» 2019 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!