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13 February, 2020

Northbridge students shine at world’s biggest and most rigorous Model United Nations Conference

Northbridge students shine at world’s biggest and most rigorous Model United Nations Conference For the second time in a row, Northbridge International School Cambodia students had the opportunity to participate in the world’s biggest and most rigorous MUN Conference: The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN), where MUN began its prominence.

For the second time in a row, Northbridge International School Cambodia students had the opportunity to participate in the world’s biggest and most rigorous MUN Conference: The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN), where MUN began its prominence. 

On 27 to 31 January 2020, 13 Secondary students made their way to The Hague, Netherlands to battle their wits against more than 3,000 delegates from all over the world.

Speaking in front of a committee of 192 students in a hall is not an easy task. However, our students conquered their nerves and stood on the podium to speak for or against the resolution. All of them raised their points of information questioning the validity and the feasibility of the clauses.

If at the start of the conference their knees were quivering, not because of the chilly winter air but because they were a bundle of nerves, at the end of the conference was a complete 180-turn. All sang of pride and confidence, being able to contest other’s knowledge and prove theirs as well. 

Apart from the serious business at The Hague, our students were blown away by Netherlands’ serene ambience and picturesque architecture.

In their tour of Amsterdam, Delft, and The Hague, the students could not help but stop to marvel at the country’s beauty. Their SD cards might have run out of memory as they tirelessly click the shutter whenever, wherever. To many of them, it was their first time and they claimed to be dreaming the moment they entered the country. 

The best experience of it all, was meeting new faces and expanding their network of friends. Our students built relationships not only among their peers but also with students from almost every country in the world. Now, these students can claim how truly international they are.

Our students did not only participate in an international conference, but they became international students themselves. Their exposure to many cultures allowed them to observe global nuances and listen to diverse perspectives. This five-day conference is a testament of international mindedness.