Fresh off of Christmas break, upper school students set out for Trinity University to participate in Model UN San Antonio. According to the official MUNSA website, “MUNSA XXI is the largest high school run Model United Nations conference held in the western United States. MUNSA is hosted by The International School of the Americas, a public magnet school in the North East Independent School District.”
Nearly 1,200 delegates from across the country gathered for this event. SBS students represented the United Kingdom and in addition, they acted as specialized committee members.
Kara Swain ‘20 stated, “We prepared by diligently researching our country and writing two essays for each of the assigned topics. We were expected to completely embody our country and solve topics as quickly and effectively as possible while still remaining true to the beliefs of the nation we were representing.” She went onto say, "Most of all, I enjoyed spending time in session, having fun with my roommates and solving the emergency crisis that our council was trusted with."
Not only are students challenged to think outside the box and work with peers from all walks of life—they gain invaluable skills that they can carry into the real world. Gilliane Dixon '17 stated, “My favorite part of the trip was the exposure I had to students from all over the country. Everyone is very intelligent, and that forces you to step up your game in a realistic crisis situation. I think it is a great preparation for the real world and it taught me a lot about myself."