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SUNY Model European Union Proven to be a Rewarding Experience

SUNY Institute for European Studies logoThe SUNY Model European Union (SUNYMEU) is an annual simulation of the European Union organized by the Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY (IEUSS), the host campus (SUNY New Paltz), and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs.

The primary purpose of SUNYMEU is to provide a framework for a simulation of a European Council meeting to better educate American students about one of the most complex and important actors in the international arena today in the European Union, while giving them an opportunity to interact with students from EU member and candidate states.

Over 140 students, drawn from all over the SUNY system and our European partner institutions will participate in the simulation in New York City at the SUNY Global Center April 11-13, 2013. Students will be assigned a role as a representative of a delegation (an EU country or the Commission), as heads of government, foreign ministers, European Commissioners, or even, for journalism majors, as members of the Press Corps.  Students prepare for the simulation at their own universities with the help of faculty advisers.

This year’s participating schools are Izmir University of Economics, Turkey; Babes Bolyai University, Romania; Vesalius College, Belgium; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; University of Limerick, Ireland; University of Lille, France; Ithaca College, New York; City College, New York; Drake University, Iowa; Jamestown Community College; Nassau Community College; SUNY Buffalo State; University at Buffalo-SUNY; University of Albany-SUNY; SUNY Cortland; SUNY Fredonia; SUNY New Paltz.


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Written by Samantha Avillo

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