Events Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

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  • STARTFeb 23rd - 9:00am

  • ENDFeb 23rd - 12:00pm

  • VENUEUT McCombs School of Business

Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

REGISTER before February 15th if your high school team is ready to compete in the Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ (AWQ) competition on Saturday February 23, 2019.

Each year, Academic WorldQuest™ seeks to inform and engage high school teens and their teachers across the country in global affairs. More than 4,000 students participate and test their knowledge of international affairs, global current events, and foreign policy. The winning high school teams at each local competition is invited to participate at the national contest in Washington DC.  Our competition consists of 10 rounds of 10 questions about specific global themes.

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.  AWQ is a terrific opportunity to engage students in global affairs in a competition against fellow high school students in the Austin metropolitan area.  We have had great success and participation in this competition in past years and want to make it even bigger!

Join the competition!

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019


Registration Information

Teams consist of four high-school students and at least one alternate team member.  High Schools may register teams of 4 students in grades 9 – 12, however; the contest is especially relevant to students in World Geography, AP Human Geography and Economics.  REGISTER YOUR TEAM BEFORE 5:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.

How do we prepare?

2018’s First Place Team from LASA High School

The ten themes for this year’s competition are:

  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
  6. Japan-U.S. Relations
  7. Space Policy
  8. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  9. Bridging Divides to Build Peace
  10. Current Events

The 2019 AWQ study guide is available here.


February 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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McCombs School of Business University of Texas at Austin
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World Affairs Council Austin
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Center for Global Business at McCombs
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