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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Hotel Block - Group Rate Expires Next Week!
WACA has arranged for AWQ 2016 a group hotel block at the Washington Hilton for $169 per night. This special group rate expires
Tuesday  March 22, 2016

Students at 2015 AWQ National Competition
National Competition Information 

The Carlos and Malú  Alvarez 
2016 Academic WorldQuest 
National Competition

The newly named Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition honors the tremendous dedication and philanthropic support of WACA National Board member Carlos Alvarez and his wife for our flagship high school program and the Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund. (For information on making a gift to the AWQ Fund, please visit the  WACA website .) 

Event Schedule

Friday, April 22
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Team Check-In

Washington Hilton 
Adams Morgan Room
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

5:30pm - 6:45pm: Reception hosted by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (walking distance from hotel)

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Saturday, April 23
9:00am  -  1:00pm :  AWQ Competition at the National Press Club (bus transport from Washington Hilton provided)

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

2015-2016 Program Information  

Current Events
Great Decisions
Asia Matters for America
International Trade and Finance
Sultanate of Oman
Privacy in the Digital Age
The Arctic
Food Security
Organization of American States
CIEE Scholarship for AWQ Winners 
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is sponsoring the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National Competition.

CIEE is the world leader in study abroad and international exchange programs. They have 23 locations worldwide, and 3 different High School Summer Abroad Programs that students participate in every year. CIEE's High School Summer Abroad Programs are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are specifically created for high school students who love to travel and broaden their horizons. Participants will explore new cultures, make international friendships, and create memories for a lifetime!

As part of its sponsorship, CIEE will provide scholarships for the High School Summer Abroad Programs to students in the top two placing teams at the National Competition.

AWQ 2016 Champion Team: $3,000 Scholarship/student

Second-Place Team: $2000 Scholarship/student

CIEE High School Summer Abroad Programs are very popular and admission is on a rolling basis. We therefore strongly encourage all students participating in the AWQ Competition to check out and apply to CIEE's High School Summer Abroad Programs because spots are filling fast!

Testimonials from 2015 National Competition Winners
"Participating in AWQ has fostered a sense of global citizenship in me. I had a blast on the CIEE High School Summer Abroad Program to Seville! I traveled with fellow teammates Shravan and Abilash and we lived in Spain for 4 weeks. While there, we had Spanish classes with CIEE at their school every week day. In the mornings, we had various cultural activities, such as a cooking class or a tour of the Cathedral of Seville. On weekends, the CIEE program took us group of students to Cadiz, Cordoba and Granada. The program gave a lot of freedom to interact with the people of Spain and our host families, which I would say was my favorite part of the trip."
-- Matthew Raj, duPont Manual High School (WAC Kentucky and Southern Indiana AWQ champion team)

"The CIEE study abroad trip to Seville was amazing. We were able to live in one of the oldest, and most cultured cities in Europe. We made lots of new friends, developed bonds with our host families. We visited several other cities in our one month there. In Seville, we kayaked on the Guadalquivir River, we drew our own graffiti on a wall. I and my two other AWQ teammates who came with me bought city bike passes so we could ride bikes through the city wherever we wanted to go. That was really cool. "
-- Abilash Thout, duPont Manual High School (WAC Kentucky and Southern Indiana AWQ champion team)
AWQ Endowment Fund 

Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund

Principal Sponsor:

Carlos and Malú Alvarez Impetus Foundation

For information on making a gift to the AWQ Fund, please visit our website.

We are grateful to our AWQ Sponsors 



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