Six students from the Broward College Model United Nations team recently took center stage at the World International Model United Nations conference in New York City. Along with 800 participants from 70 countries and esteemed institutions worldwide, the College’s students showcased their diplomatic skills representing the nations of Tunisia, Peru, Ghana, and Austria. 

In a culmination of their incredible efforts, the Broward College Model United Nations team was awarded the most prestigious accolade of the conference—the Best Large Delegation (University) award.  

Centered on real-world simulations, the conference provided a platform for students to participate in nuanced discussions, closely reflecting the actual workings of the United Nations. Our students actively engaged in committee deliberations with the aim of addressing the complex challenges faced by nations across the globe today. 

The excellence of Broward College's MUN team, led by faculty advisor and political science professor Kari Hebert, did not go unnoticed. Broward College students Juan Diego Galindo Gonzalez, Steve Montes, and Thinh Tran were honored with diplomacy awards, recognizing their exceptional ability to pursue consensus, cooperation, and negotiation. Additionally, Artem Burtsev's outstanding writing skills were acknowledged with a well-deserved position paper award. 

The individual and team recognitions affirm the team’s robust understanding of global affairs and highlights their commitment to maintaining a sense of diplomacy, teamwork, and collaboration. 

The Model United Nations team is just one way Broward College prepares students for roles on the global stage. Find out more on Instagram @bc_mun.