Johannesburg Mini Global Round

September 5-9 | South African State Theatre

Every year we invite qualified teams from formerly over 160 regional rounds around the world to join us at one of formerly six Global Rounds to write a story of learning together, alongside others who are just as awkward, self-aware, and alpaca-loving as we are.


In September of 2020, we will be returning to South Africa and the beautiful city of Johannesburg (kind of). Write, debate, challenge, bowl, ball and scavenge with peers from near and far (but mostly near) as you and your alpacas experience the varied and unique sites of Johannesburg, from markets and museums to hikes, safaris, zoos, and hot air balloons.

Just as at all of our Global Rounds, teams will have the chance to earn invitations to our annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University where they will learn alongside and build new friendships with Painted Warrior (our very own real-life, non-CGI alpaca) and fellow scholars from all over the world.