Twenty Panthers, including five freshmen, competed against 3,000 students from more than 300 universities from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, Feb. 12-15. The FIU delegation also won 10 awards as a group.
“We are absolutely delighted by our team’s success in Boston,” said John Stack, executive director of the School of International and Public Affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “The Harvard National Model United Nations is one of the most prestigious conferences in the circuit. Our students’ hard work continues to pay off and we couldn’t be more proud of their success.”
The FIU Model UN team’s victory in Boston comes after it was ranked as the fifth Best Delegation in North America by BestDelegate.com in its fall 2014 college rankings, making it the top team from the state of Florida.
Next up, the FIU Model UN team has its sights set on continuing their success at University of Chicago Model United Nations conference in April.
FIU Model UN is a political science course that provides an interactive environment engrossing students in different aspects of political and international affairs. It is supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, School of International and Public Affairs and Student Government Association.