Academic WorldQuest


Academic WorldQuest is a nationwide program of the World Affairs Councils of America.


It is administered locally by the Indiana Council on World Affairs, along with the University of Indianapolis.


The 2018 competition will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 - 4:15 pm, at the University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Hall, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.


Any high school in the State of Indiana, public or private, is eligible to enter up to four teams for the competition which tests knowledge of international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures.


Teams of four students, plus alternates, along with an academic coach, compete among high schools for a chance to win the contest and an expense-paid trip to the national Academic WorldQuest competition, April 28, 2018, in Washington, D.C. It is funded by the Indiana Council on World Affairs.


To further encourage high school students to study and test knowledge on world affairs, members

of the general public are invited to observe the competition at no charge; however, registration is requested but not required. For lunch tickets, registration and payment is required.


Please join us to cheer the students forward in their quest for world knowledge!


For additional information and the event schedule, please click HERE.


To register as an observer or for lunch, please click HERE.




Indiana Council on World Affairs welcomes sponsors for world affairs youth education.


Indiana Council on World Affairs

Adventures in International Dining

Adventures in International Dining is a program where members and guests visit an ethnic restaurant for a culinary experience.

We usually have the proprietor discuss the menu to give us a cultural background of the food served. It is a way to support Indianapolis' diverse international community as well as to learn about various traditions in an authentic environment.

This program offers more social occasions while other ICWA programs feature educational sessions, such as the Distinguished Speakers and the Great Decisions. When the next Adventures in International Dining is scheduled, it will be posted on this web page.


To receive e-mail notification of the dining events and other ICWA programs, you are invited to join the Indiana Council on World Affairs <Membership>.