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International Competition

International Academic Decathlon makes the premiere scholastic competition available around the world.

Check out the 2018 USAD and USAP International In-Country Competition videos!

International teams from all over the world are invited to participate in the United States Academic Decathlon® (USAD). Students form a team, join the USAD International Program and prepare to compete!

International participation is based on USAD curriculum and standards. All high schools where the medium of instruction is English, and/or students have sufficient command of the English language are invited to participate.

The overall team award benchmark is set by U.S. teams at the United States Academic Decathlon and Academic Pentathlon national competitions. International teams must meet or exceed this benchmark to receive awards. Only the highest scoring international team in each category will receive an award. If an international team places higher than a U.S. team, then the next highest U.S. team will also receive the overall award.

To purchase USAD curriculum, on-site licensing and supplementary instructional materials, visit the USAD International Store on the IASD website:

For additional information, contact IASD President, Dr. K. Habib Khan: email:, phone 571-438-5064 or Naveed J. Khan, IASD Executive Vice President: email:, phone: at 571-438-3866 or fax: 571-732-9404. IASD website: