Parents, Family Members, Family Friends, and Coaches are welcome to attend the 2022 International Geography Championships. For 2022, there is no cost to attend or spectate the events, though certain events (such as the Hexathlon and the Written Exam, e.g.) may not be open to spectators or non-student participation. Elementary Division students are required to attend with a parent or legal guardian. Students in the High School and Middle School Divisions are welcome to attend without a parent (IGC staff can meet them at the airport or train or bus station), with the exception of students who suffer from potentially life-threatening food or other allergies. Students with these conditions and/or other disabilities are welcome to attend, of course, though if such students typically rely on a parent or other caregiver to handle their condition, International Academic Competitions, the parent organization that oversees IGC, reserves the right to require such students to attend with a parent or legal guardian.

Parents, family members, and other non-participating guests of students in the High School and Middle School Divisions may stay on the University of Vermont campus, though in a different location from the dorms of competing students. For students in the Elementary Division, staying together with parents or guardians is required. Certain rooms and suites are reserved for this purpose at Champlain College and UVM.

Parents, Friends, Family Members, and Coaches are welcome to compete in any multiple choice exam, as well as in the Family Quizzes (though there may be space limitations for the latter). There is no cost to compete in these, nor is there any cost for any “Parents Program” though parents who wish to attend field trips and museums must pay for those on an a la carte basis, and certain field trips will only be open to participating students. Further details will be provided in advance of the 2022 International Geography Championships. For further questions, please email info@iacompetitions.com