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Model United Nation (MUN)

This is a series of courses for students who attend the annual National Model UN Conference in New York each spring.  In the fall before the conference (per PSC 478), the UIS delegation begins to form and members gather information about the country they will represent. In the spring (per PSC 483), the delegation submits resolutions to the National MUN and attends the conference, a simulation of the United Nations Organization, where resolutions are discussed, debated, and voted upon by all countries represented in the council and committees. The simulations are as close to reality as possible.  Each delegation attempts to take on the character, as well as the policy, of its assigned country and peace treaties, caucuses, and walk-outs by dissatisfied delegates are frequent.   Professor Adriana Crocker (PAC 368, 206-8329) is the faculty adviser.

photo of Lyssa Barth

Lyssa Barth [Global Studies/Social Work '14] while on study abroad in Uganda. [photo courtesy of UISCSF]

Study Abroad Resources

For the wide range of study abroad opportunities available to UIS students, see International Programs at UIS.
For Scholarships for Study Abroad -see Global Experience Scholarships (annual deadline is February 15).

International House at UIS

International House allows you to live with other students from multiple foreign countries and the U.S. and learn about the world through the eyes of your housemates. Share food, fashion, music, customs, and perspectives on life that you might otherwise encounter only through extensive travel and expense. See International House for details.

Speakers on International Topics

UIS provides many opportunities to hear a variety of speakers on a range of global issues.  These include the UIS Speakers Series and the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois.  To be added to an email list to receive occasional announcements of these events, please email Dr. Frost.