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.

Approximately 4000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by over 40 local World Affairs Councils across the United States. Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the national competition, held in the spring each year in Washington, DC. The national competition is coupled with a weekend of substantive educational activities to provide students with a unique learning experience in the nation's capital.

The International Affairs Council of North Carolina hosts our region's WorldQuest competition annually. The next competition will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Shaw University in Raleigh. Last year's regional winners were from the North Carolina School of Science and Math. NCSSM also fielded the national winners for the 2008 WorldQuest competition.

For further details, see the WorldQuest 2013 invitation

For information on this year's themes and study materials, click here.

For more information on the national competition click here.