The International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) is an annual competition for the best 16 to 19 year old geography students from all over the world. Students chosen to represent their countries are the very best, chosen from thousands of students who participate enthusiastically in their own National Geography Olympiads. The iGeo consists of three parts: a written test, a multimedia test and substantial fieldwork requiring observation, leading to cartographic representation and geographical analysis. The programme also includes poster presentations by teams, cultural exchanges, and time for students to get to know their fellow students and explore the host city.

The aims of the Olympiad are to:

  • stimulate active interest in geographical and environmental studies among young people;
  • contribute positively to debate about the importance of geography as a senior secondary school subject by drawing attention to the quality of geographical knowledge, skills and interests among young people;
  • facilitate social contacts between young people from different countries and in doing so, contribute to the understanding between nations.

The 2024 iGeo – Maynooth and Dublin, Ireland

The 20th International Geography Olympiad will take place in Ireland from 19 to 24 August, 2024 under the auspices of the International Geographical Union Olympiad Task Force. The optional Post-iGeo trip will be held after the event.

IGEO events will take place in Maynooth town, the University of Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin.

ublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Irelandโ€™s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin has many attractions for young people, including historic buildings such as Dublin Castle and Trinity College, beautiful parks such as St Stephenโ€™s Green and Merrion Square, interesting museums, shops and markets. Students taking part in IGEO will visit Dublin on two of the days of the event. They may also choose to stay in Dublin before or after the event.

Students will have the opportunity to explore Maynooth and Dublin during IGEO. Dublin will include time at Trinity College Dublin, the Museums of Ireland as well as free time in the city.

IGEO is a competition for national teams of up to four students.

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