"Incredible high school trips - Hungary"
expatliving.sg & pdf - 29th November 2017
High school trips have come a long way since most of us were at school, and International Schools seem to offer even more exciting ones! Here are few places that have been on the agenda for some lucky students, from camping to community involvement – it’s been an important part of their education.
Student: August Norup, Grade 12
Duration: One week
The KARMUN conference is a three-day simulation of the United Nations’ regular work; high school students play the role of diplomats and learn tactics for negotiation and debate. The ultimate goal of the conference is for students to become more informed and effective citizens of the global community.
When our Model United Nations team met at Changi Airport in March, we were all in for a big adventure. It took 20 hours to reach Budapest, and after a night’s rest we woke up to a beautiful city. The people were friendly and the palaces were mind-blowingly huge and intricately decorated. A night cruise on the Danube River and a visit to the Opera House were two of the many highlights.
The conference’s opening ceremony was held in the astounding Hungarian Parliament building and we felt like members of the Legislative Assembly. Our delegation did a fantastic job, delivered great opening speeches, held various interesting debates and got most of the resolutions passed.
We met many great people, and all agreed that the trip felt too short. It was hard to leave behind our newfound friends and a city that we would all have loved to explore a bit more. We were treated to a view of the brilliant blue sky over Budapest as we flew out of wonderful Hungary.
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