VALMUN is one of the many middle school Model United Nations conferences around the world. Participating in VALMUN grade 7 and 8 students have a chance to learn about world affairs through simulating the role of United Nation delegates. Students conduct research on global issues, write resolutions, and develop formal debating skills in preparation for the conference.
Being a part of VALMUN teaches students to:
- Debate issues concerning the world today
- Gain confidence in public speaking
- Meet many students from all over the world
- Work in the field of diplomacy
In addition, students have the opportunity to work with other students from a variety of American and international schools from different cities and countries.
VALMUN also offers the opportunity to train delegates who in a future will join the THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) conference which takes place every year in Holland at the end of January. Addressed to students in grades 10, 11 and 12, THIMUN is recognized as one of the most important conferences for high school students and is highly recommended in university applications.