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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Want your High Schooler to Take an Academic Trip to Washington D.C. for Free?

The International Center of the Capital Region is looking for a four-member academic high school team to send to Washington DC in the Spring of 2015

ICCR wants to give area high schools plenty of notice so that they can start preparing… On Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:00 – 12:00 Noon, the International Center of the Capital Region will once again be sponsoring a local Academic WorldQuest competition at the Celtic Hall in Colonie with the anticipation of sending the winning four-member team and faculty coach down to Washington DC to represent our region in the national Academic WorldQuest competition taking place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. There is no cost to participate. Additionally, ICCR will cover the costs of overnight accommodations and flights for the winning team plus faculty coach to attend the national competition.

Academic WorldQuest is the World Affairs Councils of America's flagship student education program. The main objective of the program is to inform and engage high school students and their teachers across the country in global affairs. Each year, over 4000 students, test their knowledge of international affairs, in regional Academic WorldQuest competitions.

Study guides are available.

The 2014-2015 Topics assigned are as follows:
  Russia / Eurasia
  Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest
  Food and Water
  Future of Energy
  Africa Rising
  Human Trafficking
  Asia and the New Global Economy
  Millennium Development Goals: 2015 and Beyond
  Great Decisions
  Current Events
Nine of the ten question rounds will feature a multiple-choice format. This year, the Current Events round in both the Local and National Competitions will include fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and open-ended questions. 

Schools can enter up to three (3) four-member student teams plus alternates in the Local Competition.

For further information or to register your school, please e-mail or (518) 708-7608.


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