The academic portion of SUNIA’s programme is anything but by-the-book! Learning takes place through interactive simulations, hands-on experiences, and energetic discussions. You will have a chance to represent a member nation during a day-long simulated session of the United Nations Security Council, deal with issues of development as you work to determine the fate of a fictional country, and in a simulation dealing with immigration and cultural identity, watch the results of cultures interacting.
- Security Council
- Third World development and contemporary issues simulations
- Discussion groups
- Press conferences
- Opportunities to speak one-on-one with international representatives
On hand to help participants understand the intricacies of international diplomacy are representatives from the United Nations and peacekeepers from the Canadian Department of National Defence. Experts in their respective fields with many years of real-life experience to share, these representatives are available in group lectures, smaller seminars, and for one-on-one discussions, even in the dinner line. While some of your learning experience at SUNIA will be spent in larger group settings, most of your time is spent actively working in smaller team environments to find creative solutions to global problems.