“It’s a blast from start to finish!”

“I learned so much about the world.”

“We worked so hard, but it was worth it.”

The experience of our final year trip to the USA begins in September when students begin the transition from Castelli pupil, to international ambassador. They start researching the country they will represent and four different globally important issues. Over the weeks they prepare position papers, and practice debating.

By February everyone is itching to get going, and with passports prepared and visas confirmed, the HMUN delegates from Castelli International School embark on a once-in-a-life time adventure.

The trip has a strong cultural element so everyone has to hit the ground running. There are so many sights to see, in New York and Boston and we cram as much as we can in to the week we are away.

The HMUN conference is an eye opener for all our students. This student-led conference attracts young people from all around the world, and as our delegates mix and debate with other participants, new friendships are forged and political alliances made.

Flew to NYC via ZurichA tired but happy team checked in, and then began exploringOn top of the world – fabulous views across the cityCome along and listen to – the lullaby of BroadwayA visit to the Museum of Modern ArtA visit to this historic landmarkA tour of the United Nations. The General Assembly and the Security CouncilA visit to the site of the Twin Towers, and the memorial to those who died on the 9th September 2001A trip around New York Harbour on the  Staten Island FerryTime to repack and check out – Boston awaits.A train journey to the city of BostonThe home of the conference, and a last chance to see some more sights.Lots of action today with positions being stated and alliances being made.

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