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Academic WorldQuest 2017

March 22, 2017

What is it?

Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team competition that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the United States to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. In the competition, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories.


Join the competition!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Location: Rackspace
1 Fanatical Pl
San Antonio, TX 78218

Time: 10:45 am – 3:00 pm


Registration Information

Teams consist of four high-school students. Each school may register up to three teams. The registration fee is $50 per team. Lunch is provided.


How do we prepare?

A study guide, with tournament rules and preparation materials, is available here. The ten themes for this year’s competition are:

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


Represent San Antonio in Washington, DC

The winning team from our local competition wins a trip to Washington, DC to represent their school and San Antonio at the Academic WorldQuest National Competition. The National Competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation’s most promising high school students, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. This year’s National Competition will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. While in the Nation’s Capital, teams participate in a variety of global events and tours. This year’s competition will feature a welcome reception at the U.S. Institute of Peace. The National Competition is supported by San Antonians Carlos and Malu Alvarez.

We are very proud that for the last six years, San Antonio’s national team has placed within the top three in the National Competition. Last year, San Antonio’s national team won the competition!


First place winners of the 2016 Academic WorldQuest Competition. Students from Keystone School, representing the World Affairs Council of San Antonio in Washington, DC.


>Download Registration Form<


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors who made Academic WorldQuest 2017 possible!


Lukin Gilliland

Charles A. Gonzalez

Nicolas and Liecie Hollis

Southwest Research Institute




March 22, 2017