Swiss International Hospitality Model United Nations

The Swiss International Hospitality Model United Nations Conference is a five-day conference whose second edition will be held from February 4th to 9th 2019 in the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, just minutes away from the humanitarian hub of the world – Geneva.

100 students from the top universities around the world will take the role of UN Ambassadors and debate about different political, economic, or social topics which will be regrouped under the overall theme of hospitality.

In addition, the participants will be offered a variety of activities such as museum visits, bar hopping, cozy dinners, a cultural trip to discover the wonders of Switzerland, and an end-of-week gala dinner. Finally, the conference will also host brilliant and inspiring speakers to share their experiences and life lessons.

For more information please visit the conference website here.

Geneva, Switzerland

Before applying please familiarise yourself with the FCO’s travel advice regarding Switzerland.

What is the eligibility criteria?

  • You are an Undergraduate student at the University of Exeter
  • You demonstrate a keen interest in the conference
  • You have a good record of academic achievement (if you are in your first year and have not received any results, the quality of your application will be taken into account)
  • You are able to travel from 2nd – 10th February 2019 (dates may vary until final bookings are made)

Why apply?

“Graduates face increasing competition when entering the labour market” (UUK, 2017)

Outward mobility gives students life-changing experiences and contributes to graduates’ skills and collaborative opportunities beyond the traditional academic outcomes a university offers (UUK, 2017).

Taking part in this type of experience will no doubt aid aspects of personal employability. As competition in the current labour market heightens, graduates are required to call upon skills and attributes during recruitment processes. Having an ‘International Experience’ and being able to articulate the knowledge acquired will set you apart from other candidates.

What funding is available?

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship which covers:

  • Programme costs
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance

*Please note - bookings will be made on your behalf. You must travel to and from Switzerland as a group

How do I apply?

The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 6th January 2019 and applications can be made here

Any queries please direct to