Silicon Valley International School (INTL) Dragons made a strong showing at the Yale University Model UN Conference! INTL High School delegates Yarah H., Lukas W., Zander P., and Rox R. traveled to New Haven, CT to represent figures in specialized committees focused on the Napoleonic Wars, the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland, a futuristic committee about the year 2124, and the Roman Republic.
Congratulations to Rox for being awarded an Honorable Mention at this prestigious event! Rox told us a bit about her experience: "During our trip to Yale, we attended a Model United Nations (MUN) conference. There, we spent three days discussing issues and trying to find solutions while representing an entity or country's values and opinions. I had such a blast being able to connect with people from all over the US and the world, and taking time to bond over our shared love of MUN. It was such a rewarding experience, and I am so grateful that I had this opportunity. Needless to say I am looking forward to all the conferences we will attend next year!"
Model United Nations is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model UN. Through public speaking, critical thinking, and in-depth research, the Model UN experience allows students to cultivate skills and enrich their global affairs knowledge.
INTL students in both Middle School and High School participate in INTL’s Model UN Clubs. Earlier this year, our students engaged in challenging debates at the esteemed Stanford University Model UN Conference and expanded their perspectives on global issues such as ruling the Majapahit empire, the collapse of FTX, and the role of AI in warfare. INTL students have also participated remotely in Model UN Conferences around the world.Through our extracurricular programs, INTL is dedicated to shaping future leaders, providing access to incredible opportunities, nurturing skills in critical thinking, and the formation of life-long friendships.