2022 World Affairs Council of the Year
Network of Independent World Affairs Councils of America

Academic Worldquest

Academic WorldQuest is the flagship youth education program of the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the national network of World Affairs Councils. Students from across Tennessee are invited to play.

WorldQuest is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the game, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice and fill-in the blank questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories. Academic WorldQuest is unique to the world affairs council system.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council organizes a State Championship match hosted at Belmont University every February preceded by a practice match

The winning team in February advances to the National Championship hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America national office in Washington, DC with transportation and lodging provided by TNWAC, as well as two days of special visits to foreign embassies, think-tanks, government agencies and Capitol Hill.

WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Council’s education outreach efforts and is integrated with other elements such as the “What in the World?” Weekly Quiz — which sharpens students’ knowledge of current global events and the “Global Scholars Diploma” program.