What is the event?
The event will take place from 12th-19th July in New York City. Students will participate in workshops, seminars and debates for the week. They will work together to deliver presentations to the UN’s High Level Political Forum. Students will also get the opportunity to see some of New York and attend a Broadway show. More information on the High Level Political Forum can be found here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf
What are the costs?
All transfers, accommodation, meals and excursions in New York, and flights from HCMC to New York will be covered by NAE. Students will be responsible for visas, travel insurance, and spending money.
Students will be accompanied by members of staff from NAE schools within the South East Asia Region, though not necessarily a member of BIS HCMC staff. Students and staff will meet at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, to travel to New York and arrive on Wednesday 12th July. They will be greeted at JFK on arrival by staff from the Education Team, and will be taken to a hotel in central New York in the Midtown area. Students will be sharing twin rooms, with 2 same sex students per room.
What will the programme look like?
For a draft programme and further information please click here
Each school is able to send two students to attend this event. The Ambassadors for BIS HCMC will be decided via an application process. To be considered students should meet the following criteria:
Demonstrates significant commitment to community, MUN or global issues
Be an excellent role model and embody the BIS HCMC school values and ethos.
Be able to present, communicate, and argue diplomatically
Have excellent leadership skills
In addition, students must also be:
In Years 10, 11 or 12
Attending BIS HCMC next academic year (from August 2017)
Eligible for a USA Visa
Involved in the Global Challenge
Committed to attend the event if successful
To apply for this exciting opportunity your son/daughter will need to complete a short application form, the link to which is here: https://goo.gl/forms/AxMcbk0FDRZKV4y73
They will also need to submit a 3-5 minute video answering the following question: What makes you the BIS HCMC Ambassador to the United Nations?
Both of these must be completed by 8am on Tuesday 21st February. Videos should be uploaded to Google Drive and shared with firstname.lastname@example.org
Following this application, shortlisted students will be invited to complete a group task and short interview on Saturday 25th February. More information will be sent out to successful students after the application deadline.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving applications for this once in lifetime opportunity.
Lauren Binnington, Secondary Global Campus Lead