International Academic Competitions (IAC)
Originated in the U.S.
Operating in over 25 countries around the world
Popular among elementary and middle school students
The International Academic Competitions (IAC) is a network of over a dozen separate academic competitions, all of which have been founded since 2010. As one of the most prestigious and comprehensive primary-and-secondary level academic competition in the US, it is used by the US Geography Olympiads to select national team members. Fun, multidisciplinary and pioneering, it attracts more than 50,000 students from over 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia every year.
IAC is found and overseen by a married French-American couple boasting decades of combined experience in academic competitions. Starting from 2019, designated by IAC as its official partner in China, ASDAN China has been working to bring a series of academic competitions to more Chinese students.
Official Website： https://www.iacompetitions.com
Mission and Values
IAC's mission is to reward academic excellence by bringing innovative, stimulating, fair and relevant competition opportunities to students around the world. Academic competitions play a unique role in education, encouraging students to explore new areas while rewarding achievement inside the classroom. They help students build confidence, make new friends, strengthen long-term memory and and gain an edge in applying for universities. Most importantly, they can ignite a passion for life-long learning. This is what IAC has been working for: a special opportunity for all children in the world.
Passionate about developing and growing competitions, the IAC team will work to honour its mission by continuing to refine its existing competitions and developing new ones in more countries.
|Award *||Excellence Award||Champion Cup||Runner-up Cup||Second Runner-up Cup|
|Criteria||All students||Top 50% in each division||Ranked 1st for each subject in each division||Ranked 2nd for each subject in each division||Ranked 3rd for each subject in each division|
ASDAN Scholarship (Only available for candidates in the Varsity Division)
Notes：ASDAN Scholarship can only be used for the recipients to participate in ASDAN Extended Qualification (EPQ) program, and the amount cannot be accumulated.ASDAN EPQ is recommended by Oxford, Cambridge and other G5 schools. EPQ certificate can represent 28 UCAS points. Successful participant may even receive conditional admission offers from some leading universities. For more details, please refer to ASDAN official websitehttp://www.seedasdan.org/epq/.