Academic Student WorldQuest Competition


Thursday, February 10, 2022    
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Type

What is it? 
Academic Student WorldQuest is a student competition, featuring 5 rounds of 10 questions covering the official study guide released by our national office. Students form teams of 1-4 to test their international knowledge. The top three teams win a cash prize and the first place team gets the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Competition.

This program is free for students thanks to our generous sponsors. AKWorld will be supplying a pizza lunch buffet for all participants, with awesome giveaways during the event, and a keynote speaker.

Register for the 2022 Academic WorldQuest Competition

  1. Where Climate and Migration Meet
  2. Afghanistan: End of the 20-Year U.S.-Led Intervention
  3. Human-Centered Agenda to the Future of Work
  4. CDC and the Global Health Agenda
  5. Technology and Democracy: Threat or Promise
  6. Great Decisions
  7. 21st Century Money: Dollars to Digital Currencies
  8. Working for Peace through Legacies of War: The Case of Vietnam
  9. Insecurity in China’s Neighborhood
  10. Current Events
Official 2022 Study Guide

  • Teams (comprising of 1-4 students) must register their intent to participate by submitting an application online.
  • Bussing will be available for Anchorage School District students thanks to our partnership with ASD. AKWorld staff will connect teams with a bussing coordinator once application is received.
  • Check-in will begin at 8:30am and the competition will start at 9:30am.
  • Student teams will be assigned tables in the main seating area of the theatre.
  • Teachers, parents, and other members of the public are welcome to quietly observe the competition from the upstairs balcony area.
  • A pizza buffet lunch will be provided for participating students and their chaperones.

The World Affairs Councils of America’s Study Guide is the primary resource to help students and teachers prepare for the topics covered in the timed question-and-answer rounds of the competition. The Study Guide is an essential resource for the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition, hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America every April in Washington, DC.


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Thank you to the generous event sponsor: