Cross-cultural understanding and diplomacy are just as important for our future leaders as any other classroom subject.
Our international cultural learning opportunities give students the opportunity for memorable international and cultural learning experiences that enable them to develop their language and communication skills, share good practice and create long-term friendships across the world, all in a safe and secure environment. As part of the International Schools Partnership, we are able to offer our secondary school students some amazing and unique leadership opportunities.
Model United Nations
The ISP Model United Nations (ISP MUN) is a truly international and multicultural event where our students come together from around the world to experience an educational simulation of a real UN conference. This activity invites the school community to join a real-life committee representing a country’s delegation. The task is to debate with other countries to solve an international issue, in a diplomatic manner following the ideals from the Charter of the United Nations. Participants are required to ‘think on their feet’ and to prepare and argue on behalf of their respective countries, about real international issues. Student delegates learn about diplomacy, international relations, research techniques, public speaking, debating, compromise, and writing skills in addition to improving their critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities.
Future Global Leaders Conference
The Future Global Leaders Conference is a debate and diplomacy conference offering students aged 13-17 the opportunity to come together to debate some of our society’s most pressing issues.
The topics of debate – such as creating an equitable education, combating climate change, redressing historical racial injustices, ensuring digital privacy, or addressing the gender pay-gap – are diverse, significant, global, and complex.
A truly international event, delegates come from five different continents, and different and diverse cultures, viewpoints and thought processes. To show our commitment to inclusion, every committee is chaired by individuals that are fluent in Arabic and French in addition to English.
Buddy Exchange Programme
The ISP Buddy Exchange Programme enables reciprocal exchanges between ISP schools for a period of one month for students aged between 14 – 17 years of age. It is an experience that promises to offer students amazing and diverse learning opportunities within a safe and secure environment.
The programme will deliver a unique international and cultural learning experience; enabling students to develop their language skills, share good practice and cultivate long-term friendships across the world.
Other initiatives such as an annual careers fair, science fair, career guidance and work experience placements and further opportunities for students to explore their potential careers.