The Model United Nations (MUN) is one of the most sought-after extracurricular activities for students across the world. NIS was the first international school in Nanjing to join BEIMUN, the Model United Nations program in Beijing. Through an academic simulation of the United Nations, participants deliberate and debate resolutions to current global and local issues, all while empathizing with the situations and realities of other nations and their people. The BEIMUN experience is an embodiment of our continuing commitment to inspire international mindedness, personal excellence, and creative thinking in our students.
Beyond helping to build a stronger university application, MUN develops student ability to solve real-world problems and make a positive impact on society as responsible global citizens. Over the past 5 years of NIS attendance in BEIMUN, the contributions of our students have been recognized with increasingly prestigious roles and responsibilities. This year, Upper School student Eason was appointed to the position of Deputy Chair of The General Assembly. He shares his fantastic experience with us below:
“Last week, our school participated in BEIMUN XXVIII. Although this year’s conference took place online, it was one of my most fulfilling MUN experiences. Model United Nations requires critical and creative thinking, sharing insights, and collaborating to gain a better understanding of the world today – all skills that were developed throughout our learning at NIS.
BEIMUN’s theme this year centered on the polarization of discourse. Confronting the immeasurable complexity of our modern societies and institutions is a lofty task, but our team of MUN student participants from across the NIS IB Middle Years and Diploma Programme strived to present their country’s stances and engaged in heated debate over the 4 days of BEIMUN XXVIII.
We overcame the inevitable technical difficulties of an online conference very much because of the BEIMUN team’s hard work and dedication. The experience not only enlightened me on the potential for global discourse and diplomacy in our present day, but of course, also introduced me, albeit virtually, to plenty of other fascinating people across the world.”
Congratulations to our NIS student team for their success at BEIMUN XXVIII: Yixuan, Fujia, Chi, Ya Yan, and Chenyue, and Sungho, Yixing, and Eason.