What is iGeo?

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The International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) is a competition for the best 16 to 19 year old geography students from all over the world. Four students represent each country in a series of Geography tests in (generally) a four-five day program. An adult Team leader and International Board Member accompany each national team. The official language of the iGeo is English.

The 15th International Geography Olympiad will be held in Québec City, Canada, under the auspices of the International Geographical Union Olympiad Task Force. The Olympiad will run from 31 July to 6 August, 2018.

The Olympiad is an excellent opportunity to showcase the geographical skills and understandings of a country's geography students, as well as a reward for student excellence.

This website contains information on iGeo's statutes and the component tests, as well as information on the forthcoming and previous iGeos. Examples of past questions can be found via the webpage on the relevant iGeo.

IGeos are overseen by the International Geographical Union Olympiad Task Force. We particularly welcome queries from organisations that are considering entering a future iGeo.

Future iGeo's

2018: Québec City, Canada

2019: Hong Kong, China

2020: Istanbul, Turkey

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