In Spring 2023, we were proud to send the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School #GlobalTrojans to Washington D.C. to compete in the World Affairs Councils of America's Academic WorldQuest national championship.
While in Washington, the World Affairs Council of Miami organized several visits around the capital for the four high school students and their teacher Ms. Rukayat Adebisi to learn more about the international affairs sector and the inner-workings of Washington D.C.
At the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC, they gained a first-hand look into the European Union and discussed the latest on the transatlantic relationship. At FIU in Washington, D.C, they learned how Florida International University is positioning itself as a bridge between Miami and Washington D.C., as well as held a conversation with the Society for International Development, United States (SID-US) regarding the work of sustainable economic, social and political development. Thereafter, the students traveled to the United States Congress to meet with the Office of Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar in her capacity as Chair of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where the students learned about the U.S. role in Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, the students attended an evening reception at the Organization of American States.
This program is provided by the World Affairs Council of Miami as a non-partisan, supplemental educational resource to the students of greater Miami at no cost to the kids, teachers, or schools.
The World Affairs Council of Miami was thrilled to congratulate the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High Global Trojans on their victory at the 2023 Annual #AcademicWorldQuest high school competition hosted at Florida International University! With their win, the Global Trojans defend their 2022 victory and set a 2-year winning streak!
We congratulate all the participating teams, students and academic advisors, on their impressive performance in the Spring 2023 Academic WorldQuest at FIU: Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High; SAS-Wolfson; Immaculata-La Salle; iPrep Academy North; Somerset Preparatory Academy North Lauderdale; Miami Carol City Senior High - way to go!
The students showcased their knowledge and critical thinking skills in a friendly and competitive trivia contest on international relations, global geography, contemporary world history, and international economics. We also thank our wonderful guest speakers, Dr. Shlomi Dinar, Dean of the FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs; Mignon T. Houston, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence for Florida; and Ambassador Leslie Rowe.
This program is provided by the World Affairs Council of Miami as a supplemental educational resource to the students of greater Miami at no cost to the kids, teachers, or schools. We thank the offices of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Commissioner Rene Garcia, District 13; Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5; and Commissioner Raquel Regalado, District 7, for their support on this program.
Help us bring this tremendous opportunity to our community's students by registering your team today!
There is no cost to participate for the schools, teachers, and students.
Academic WorldQuest is a nation-wide competition to test high school students’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. Its purpose is to prepare the next generation of leaders, scholars, and decision-makers to thrive in a rapidly changing world. It strives to renew enthusiasm for global studies, closing the gap between American students and many of their counterparts abroad when it comes to knowledge and understanding of world history, geography, and international events.
As such, each year over 50 World Affairs Councils across the country hold local Academic WorldQuest competitions for high school students in their communities. The local competition in Miami-Dade and Broward will take place on April 6 2024, with the winning team then invited on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in late April 2024 to represent their high school and compete in the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest 2024 National Competition at the United States Peace Institute!
The Academic WorldQuest Championship weekend includes the competition, unique programming planned to enhance the global education experience, and an opportunity to meet and engage with approximately 250 like-minded peers from around the United States.
Academic WorldQuest Study Guide and Topics:
The World Affairs Councils of America’s Academic WorldQuest Official Study Guide is the primary resource to help students and teachers prepare for the topics covered in the timed question-and-answer AWQ competitions hosted by local Councils. Councils may adapt these topics to align with their local programming initiatives.
The 2024 Academic WorldQuest topics are:
Your generous contribution will help us send four local winning high school students and their teacher to Washington D.C. to compete in the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition! Your support will help inspire a new generation of international affairs thought leaders.
We would like to thank the Global Trojans of Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School for representing South Florida at the 20th Annual Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2022 Academic WorldQuest National Competition held at the United States Institute of Peace on April 30, 2022!
We are so proud of the students and school advisors who formed Academic WorldQuest teams from MAST Academy; Aventura Charter High School; Somerset Prep North Lauderdale; Somerset Academy High School; Somerset Art Conservatory High School; Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School & Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School; and participated in the Academic WorldQuest South Florida competition!
The South Florida Academic WorldQuest team who came in 1st place and will represent South Florida at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. on April 30th for the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2022 Academic WorldQuest National Competition is the Global Trojans of Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School! Congratulations Global Trojans, we look forward to seeing you shine in D.C. later this month as you meet Academic WorldQuest teams from all over the country! The World Affairs Council of Miami and our partners are rooting for you!