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29 Mar, 2024

March 2024 IGC Update Email (text available here for reference)

2024-03-29T05:08:19-04:00March 29th, 2024|News|

Greetings Geographers, Parents, and Friends of IGC! From high above the Arabian Sea en route from Bangkok to Dubai (doing some research for our Travel and Tourism Exam...) and then onwards to Vienna for more planning, here's your next IGC update email! There's a lot to digest here, so please read through everything carefully, including last month's update email (especially if you have registered in the meantime). We'll have another update ready for you around April 20-25, but as always, please contact me if you have any questions at any point. 1. Adding Bratislava / Budapest Trips and Updates for these A full list of people who are currently registered [...]

20 Feb, 2024

February 2024 IGC Update Email (text available here for reference)

2024-03-27T03:24:59-04:00February 20th, 2024|News|

Greetings Geographers and Family and Friends! We have just departed from Vienna after the most recent planning trip, and are very much looking forward to welcoming you all here this coming summer! With IGC 2024 now less than 5 months out, we wanted to check in with an update on several important matters. Please read through this email carefully, there are lots of important details here. As always, please continue to direct all IGC related questions to me directly at this email account. For reference, this email has now also been posted 1. Visa Reminder Citizens of the USA, Canada, the UK and any number of other countries [...]

8 Jan, 2024

A List of Suggested Hotels for IGC 2024 is Now Posted

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00January 8th, 2024|News|

A list of suggested hotels for the 2024 is now available here. Note that any hotel that is within a 5 minute walk to any stop along the U6 subway (U-Bahn) line between Thaliastraße and Siebenhirten, or within a 5 minute walk to any stop along the U4 subway (U-Bahn) line between Hietzing and Pilgramgasse can work well too. If you are looking to stay closer to the city center, then we recommend a hotel close to Karlsplatz, Stadtpark, or Landstraße. These are all stops on the U4 slightly farther from Pilgramgasse, but still within 30 minutes of the host school at the U6 Alt-Erlaa stop.

21 Dec, 2023

Host School for 2024 International Geography Championships Announced!

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00December 21st, 2023|News|

We are pleased to announce that GRG 23-Alterlaa has been selected as the host school for the 2024 International Geography Championships! GRG 23-Alterlaa is an Austrian public high school in the 23rd District of Vienna, and is a three-minute walk from the Alterlaa station on the U6 subway (i.e. Metro / U-Bahn) line; the location is here on a map. Families who are looking to book hotels should look anywhere that is within a 5 minute walk from any U6 subway stop between Burggasse-Stadthalle and Siebenhirten, or along the U4 subway line between Hietzing and Pilgramgasse. A list of suggested hotels is posted here. Most of the competitions [...]

2 Dec, 2023

Schedule and Descriptions of 2024 IGC Events Now Posted!

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00December 2nd, 2023|News|

Happy Holidays from International Academic Competitions! We've just spent several weeks in Vienna doing some advance planning for next summer, and we're delighted to present the Draft Schedule of the 2024 International Geography Championships! There are 30 different medal events and nearly 20 different field trip destinations in Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest! Descriptions are now online for all of the buzzer quiz tournaments, exams, other medal events, field trips, and the optional day trip to Budapest. Registration will open by December 10; we will send out an announcement to everyone on our contact list when it does. If you are not yet receiving updates on IGC, please contact [...]

4 Oct, 2023

Discover Central Europe from Vienna to Berlin with IAC Journeys in Summer 2024!

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00October 4th, 2023|News|

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce a new expansion of our programs. Branching out from our usual academic competitions, we will be offering a full week-long tour of Central Europe from Vienna to Berlin from July 21-27! Stops will include the Wachau Valley, Český Krumlov, Prague, Dresden, and Berlin on a tour designed specifically for families of children age 9-17 with an interest in geography, history, and culture. Details are available on the website here, which will be updated continually throughout the coming months. Of course, with this being an IAC tour, there will be any number of optional competitions that participants and their families can take [...]

3 Oct, 2023

International Geography Championships to be Held in Vienna, Austria from July 13-20, 2024!

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00October 3rd, 2023|News|

Vienna's famous Ferris Wheel overlooks the Prater amusement park. International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2024 International Geography Championships will be held in Vienna, Austria from July 13-20! This will be the first world championship level event that IAC has organized in what has routinely been called the world's most livable city, and which is an outstanding nexus of culture and history in a spectacular geographic setting at the far eastern end of the Alps along the Danube River. Please explore this website for further details for what lies in store at IGC 2024 this coming summer. This website will be continually updated [...]

3 Oct, 2023

Pre-IGC Day Trip to Budapest Planned for July 13, 2024!

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00October 3rd, 2023|News|

The Hungarian Parliament is located directly on the banks of the Danube River. International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that at the 2024 International Geography Championships, participating students and their families will have an opportunity to visit the city of Budapest, Hungary during an optional day trip! Further details are available on the webpage detailing this trip which can be found here. Note in particular that anyone looking to attend this trip must arrive in Vienna on Friday, July 12, 2024 and must complete IGC check-in between 3pm and 8pm that afternoon and evening.

16 Jul, 2022

The Closing Ceremony

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00July 16th, 2022|News|

One by one, different students went up onto the stage, either by themselves or with their team, with the final medals and prizes being awarded. Many different flags were waved and different state anthems played. The final ten questions were starting, with the five students from elementary on stage. As each question was being asked, scores were changing by the second. Finally, the scores came in with the rankings in the individual buzzer rounds being finished. In between the different divisions, other awards were given, with anticipation still in the air. The lieutenant governor of Vermont, Molly Gray, was there as a judge for the climate change in [...]

16 Jul, 2022

A memorable trip to Fort Ticonderoga & Lake Placid

2024-02-20T17:08:56-05:00July 16th, 2022|News|

The day was Thursday July 7th 2022, and was not the usual day at Vermont for most International Geography Bee contestants. Almost everyone contestants, parents and the IAC organizers, were going to either Montreal, Canada or Fort Ticonderoga/Lake Placid, NY. Both were very exciting places to visit with a lot of information and history behind them. In the morning, we started around 8:45 AM as planned for the 90 minute bus ride to Fort Ticonderoga. On the way we crossed over to the state of New York. When we got there we saw pictures of the giant star shaped fort. Fort Ticonderoga is in Northern New York and [...]

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