A global perspective: the National Model United Nations conference in New York City

While William Penn University currently is working on establishing study abroad programs, the school does have a very active United World Club. The club is open to anyone at the university (administrators, traditional students, College for Working Adult students, etc) that is from another culture/country – or is interested in learning more about other cultures. During the 2011-12 school year, there were 14 active members ranging from locations such as France, Venezuela, Rwanda and the United States.

This school year was the first time that the club had decided to participate in the National Model United Nations conference in March of 2012 in New York City. NMUN brings over 5,000 students from around the world for each conference session – which means that the students from William Penn University will be able to network with students from universities located halfway around the globe, while learning how to create proposals and negotiate treaties within a mock United Nations platform.

A group of 8 students and 2 chaperones from the club will serve as the first delegation not only from the club to participate in this prestigious conference – but also as the first delegation ever from William Penn University. The group has been working on raising money and networking since early fall of 2011 and will be spending April 3rd to the 7th at the conference, a few blocks away from the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

To understand more about what the National Model United Nations conference is about, and to learn how to get your school involved, visit the official National Model United Nations website at:
http://www.nmun.org/

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