Model United Nations
St. Mary's Association of Model United Nations (SMAMUN) is a simulation of the United Nations where students participate by acting as delegates from various countries, non-governmental agencies, as well as other societal agencies. In doing this, students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize sources as they develop an advanced understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. This educational experience prepares students to become informed and active global citizens. Also, the Model United Nations experience stresses the importance of collaboration as the various international actors try to resolve their conflicts. At the conclusion of the simulations, SMAMUN's vision is to foster civically-engaged students who seek a peaceful resolution, embrace diversity and tolerance, as well as encourage the need for social progress.