Academic WorldQuest

A competition designed to increase the awareness and importance of Global issues in our high school students

awq2014logoWorld Affairs Councils of America’s flagship education program for high school students on global issues is Academic WorldQuest.

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is working in cooperation with the Beaufort County School Board to bring Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) to six high schools in the county. AWQ is a team game in which student’s knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture is tested in competitions throughout the school year. Winning regional teams participate in Washington, DC in March of each year.


Founded in 2003, the competition is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. During the academic year preceding the National Competition in the spring, approximately 3000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by over 40 local World Affairs Councils in 26 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, D.C.

2017 Academic World Quest winners & information >>

2017 AWQ Teams, February 25, 2017

2017 AWQ - All Teams