Academic WorldQuest, a global knowledge competition that has become a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, is a fun, friendly and powerful way for high school students to learn about international affairs. Teams are comprised of four students plus alternates who typically prepare in an after-school setting over the course of several months. WorldBoston’s 2017 regional competition, the John H. Carlson Academic WorldQuest, took place on Saturday, April 1 at Bridgewater State University.
For the winning high school team, WorldBoston will cover all expenses related to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest competition on April 29, 2017. The first and second-place teams of National WorldQuest will receive a scholarship – previous scholarships have ranged between $2,000 and $3,000.
The 2016-2017 topics were Current Events, Great Decisions, Peace and Conflict in Today’s World (USIP), Combating Infectious Disease, European Union, Countering Violent Extremism, Turkey, Global Megacities, China, and Women in Technology. Take a look at the Academic WorldQuest 2017 Study Guide to see what the questions focused on this year.
This year marks the first year of our Massachusetts-wide competition! If you know of local teachers who would be interested in participating next year, send us their name and e-mail and we will reach out to them. If you have any questions about the competition, please don’t hesitate to e-mail WorldBoston’s Global Education Manager Tom Luly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-542-8995 ext. 104.
We are grateful for the support of our premier sponsors:
John H. Carlson (Gold Star Sponsor since 2008)
Bridgewater State University (2015, 2016, & 2017 venue host)
Northeastern University (2012 & 2013 venue host)