MUN participants this year have the opportunity to attend 6-8 conferences, both in Taiwan and thousands of miles away from Taiwan. This is a good time to discuss the conferences with your child and plan ahead for them. Be aware that both male and female participants must wear business style jackets. Casual clothing, such as sneakers, jeans and t-shirts are only allowed during free times away from the conference.
Females are advised to avoid high heels and short skirts that are shorter than shoulder to finger tip length. Males must wear business apparel as well, with appropriate shirts, ties, pants and footwear.
The first conference will be in Hsinchu, October 12-14. Middle and high school students have been invited. The second conference will be in Seoul, Korea, November 9-11 and only High School students will attend.
While it is too late to attend these two conferences, there is still time to register for a number of other ones coming up late this year and early next year.
MS and HS students have been invited to Kaohsiung STMUN for December 8 and 9. Students who wish to attend can talk to Mr. Watson or Ms Sylvia. Preparations and research sessions begin in late October. MUN participants are expected to attend Monday after school sessions, 3.45 – 4.45 PM, usually for 6-8 weeks prior to the conference, to prepare and practice speeches and debates.
Other opportunities that students can still sign up for are: BMUN, in Berkeley, California, March 1-3, 2019 (HS students only; PASMUN in Hsinchu (Mar. 2-3 (MS and HS); WIMUN, New York Jan. 30- Feb. 2 (HS only); National High School MUN, New York, Mar 1- 4 OR March 6-9 (HS). Both of the New York conferences offer access to the United Nations Headquarters and UN special guests.
The final conference of the year will be TASMUN, in Taipei, April 26-28 and both MS and HS students may attend.
Our own TAIMUN will happen from April 17-19. ALL students from Grades 8-12 are involved in TAIMUN and must have appropriate clothing.
Speak to your child about these opportunities for expanding their world and developing public speaking skills. Ms Sylvia welcomes all further inquiries and can provide important details concerning cost and transportation.
Courtesy of Ms. Sylvia Wiebe