Teachers! Start preparing your teams to participate in Academic WorldQuest 2019 on March 27th at Rackspace.

Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils.  It is a team competition testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.  In the competition, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories.  The National Competition is supported by San Antonians Carlos and Malu Alvarez.

There are benefits for all students who participate!

It’s easy to coach a team (or three!):

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Questions? Contact 210-308-9494 or olivia@wacofsa.org

2019 Topics

  1. Country in Focus: Qatar
  2. How to Deal with North Korea
  3. Global Refugee and Migration Crisis
  4. #WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70
  5. Great Decisions (2018 Foreign Policy Association publication)
  6. Japan – U.S. Relations
  7. Space Policy
  8. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  9. Bridging Divides to Build Peace
  10. Current Events (from August 2018 to the day of the compition)

Study Tips

  • Start studying early! Some teams start studying five months in advance of the competition.
  • Divide and conquer the material amongst your teammates.
  • Hold mock-competitions at your JWAC meetings.
  • Keep up-to-date on current events from around the world.
  • Include the latest edition of the Great Decisions publication in your study materials.
  • Review the Academic WorldQuest guidelines and study materials.
  • Read the articles listed in the study materials.