About Global Classrooms: Seoul
Global Classrooms tend to provide students with the chance to get interested in global issues and international organizations. What's more, students would be able to acquire knowledge and skills in a globalized society and enthusiastic citizenship. Occurring in 24 major cities around the world, Global Classrooms tries to reduce the Model United Nations program gap within various Model United Nations communities.
Global Classrooms: Seoul was first held in 2008 due to Kyung Hee University and United Nations Association of United States of America's partnership. This conference act as a link between Korean Model United Nations network and Model United Nations communities abroad. Through this conference, students will represent a delegate and discuss about various global agendas, which would facilitate acquiring global issues easily. Since the official language is "English", this conference would act as a place to learn, live, and lead to approach English from the pragmatic perspective.
Global Classrooms: Seoul tries to educate students by providing new experience through Model United Nations. Model United Nations not only provide participants with the chance to critically approach global agendas but also, specifically for new participants, observer program lets students to think about the true meaning of Model United Nations.
Throughout the three nights and four days of conference, we would do our best so that you can act, feel, and think like real diplomats. Qualified dais members would indeed offer an unforgettable memory to participants.
Starting from conference registration and preparation to lobbying by representing a nation. None of it may be easy from the beginning, within the process students would experience to lead each other and learn to work as a group. Schools won't be able to teach these skills but Global Classrooms: Seoul would provide the opportunity to acquire "Leadership" which is one of the most important skills in society.
Model United Nations is becoming a place where students with lots of activities compete each other to win prizes, rather than a place to widen their perspectives and for beginners to acquire knowledge about United Nations. There are conferences that requires students to pay expensive fees and work for profit or some conferences leave students with sense of frustration due to their unprofessionalism. Global Classrooms: Seoul work rather than for profit but to create a place where students can learn about the purpose of the United Nations as well as to be a cosmopolitan, specifically speaking opening a new horizon to educate students.
What's more, students would be able to receive such opportunities.
1. Participants would dress themselves up with understandings of the positive future of the Earth and changes that would occur in the future as well as individual perspective and effort.
2. Participants, by representing a nation or non-governmental organization, would acquire skills of diplomacy and negotiations by searching for international, national, and regional plans related to the development of the community.
3. Participants would be able to develop their speech and debate skills by describing their national or non-governmental organization's stance with regards to issues such as but not limited to global warming, human rights and sustainable development.
4. Participants would be able to think critically by considering various opinions made by others.
5. Participants would learn how to respect others' ideas by communicating with them.