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Benedicte Vestrum

Benedicte has developed her passion for International Affairs and Model United Nations over the last six years at the Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong. Her strong belief in hard-work and perseverance as the main components for success has helped her to achieve academically, socially and personally as a student leader.

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Benedicte has shown incredible commitment to developing Model United Nations at Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong and recently was appointed as Joint Secretary-General at the fourth annual Nord Anglia International School Model United Nations. This was the largest conference held to date at NAIS Pudong with 150 delegates attending from 10 different Nord Anglia Education schools from as far away as Chengdu and Guangzhou.

In addition to her interests in Model UN, Benedicte was also elected Head of Internationalism in the 2017/18 academic year after participating in the committee during previous years. She worked with the school leadership team to develop the first Model UN Day at NAIS Pudong where all students participated in committees and was selected to participate in the Nord Anglia Education-UNICEF Global Goals Summit in New York in July 2017.

In MUN, Benedicte has shown great interest in measures taken to solve civil wars and inter-territorial disputes between countries and how the brokering of peace can foster economic development. Her interest also extends to the promotion of independent political and economic institutions in developing countries. In debates, she has expressed her concerns over the issue of marine debris and cleaning up the oceans.

Benedicte is interested in pursuing a career in development economics and international law in the future and hopes to study at Queen’s College, Oxford.