Asia Challenge


The Asian Studies Center is pleased to host the second annual Asia Challenge simulation for high school students. The goal of Asia Challenge is to give students grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn about the history, politics, economics, and cultures of Asia and the surrounding region through a hands-on simulation.  Playing the roles of delegates to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which was formed in November 2020, students will spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over immediate and long-term crises affecting the RCEP partnership. The objective is to simulate a specific RCEP meeting that focuses on past and current events impacting Asia.  Asia Challenge will enhance student understanding of classroom learning and give them a real sense of the challenges involved in the debate and decision-making process of RCEP. 

DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2022
TIME: 8:30am – 3:00pm ET
LOCATION: virtual via Zoom

Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each room.

Sponsored by: The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies

Contact: Cathy Fratto
Contact Email:
Contact Voicemail: 412-648-7426 

Click here to register on-line.

Registration is due Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Country assignments will be announced shortly after the deadline.

Position papers are due by Monday, January 24, 2022.