Students have many opportunities to demonstrate leadership and other skills in the student clubs. In fact, student academics are enhanced through active club membership. Generally, student club membership begins in grade 9. Occasionally some student clubs may begin in grade 7.
The following student clubs are active at AIS: Model United Nations, Service Learning Support Club for grades 7 & 8, Leadership, Literature, Environmental Club, Peace Club, Film Club, ICT Club, Media Club and many others.
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN
The Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
Model UN students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are represented in the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students become “delegates,” debate current issues, draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedures—all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
Before playing out their roles as delegates in the Model UN, students research the particular global problems to be addressed. The problems are taken from today’s headlines. Model UN delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization.