The UNESCO CFP IMUN Summer camp is open to all high school and college students 14-21, who have a common interest in expanding their worldviews. Over the course of two weeks, our campers get to learn from their peers about other cultures, societies and perspectives, and also share their own unique views.They undertake workshops on global inequality, cultural diversity and conflict mediation, and discussions on how to be peace builders in their societies. And because many of our students aspire to school in American Colleges, we also give training sessions on how to apply to US schools, taking the SATs and placement exams, finding the right school and applying for the right scholarships.
But its not all study and work; here at the UNESCO Center for Peace, we strive to make learning fun as well. Our students participate in field trips to important sites around the Washington DC area such as United States Institute of Peace, the US State Department, the Federal Congress buildings.
And then there are the truly fun experiences such as our Mini-Olympics day and the Antietam park in Hagerstown MD, where student-delegates get to enjoy fun activities such as zip-lining, horse rides, white water rafting and Karaoke.They also get to visit museums including the Holocaust Museum, the Library of Congress, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Museum of the Native American. Our trips take us to the Baltimore Inner Harbor and the Hubble Space Technology Science Institute. We also take our students on a day trip to New York where they visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the UN Headquarters Building.
The IMUN sessions simulate the actual experience of world representatives in the UN; the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council and UNESCO
And to cap it up, we encourage our student-delegates to showcase dance, music and songs from their own home countries at our Multicultural Show. This is the culmination of two weeks of exchange,growing and sharing, and is one of the highlights of the summer camp. They get to develop and practice their own routines during the camp at the performing arts sessions.The costs for the camp is $2500. UNESCO Center for Peace provides several scholarships every year for deserving students all over the world to attend the camp. Many of our participants have to do fundraising for weeks and months to come up with the funds to attend the program. We would like to assist them financially with full or partial scholarships, and so open the door for more young peacebuilders to come to camp.
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