International Business Major Receives Award at World Model UN in Taipei
Glenside, Pa.—April 26, 2010—Arcadia University senior Rachel Teter ’10, a International Business major with minors in Economics and Spanish, was one of 12 Arcadia students who participated Harvard World Model United Nations (WMUN) in Taipei from March 14-18.
She also was one of the two Arcadia students who received an award for “Exemplifying the true Spirit of Diplomacy in the Disarmament and International Security Council.” The award was given for a resolution dealing with issues of policy, diplomacy, planning, implementation, collaboration, and civil society to come up with global solutions.
Teter worked alongside Kimberly Martel ’10, one of the main writers of the resolution that her committee, representing Venezuela, passed. This is no small feat in conflict resolution—especially regarding the topic of nuclear nonproliferation.
“She was integral in the success of the resolution by networking in the committee meetings and making sure everyone’s concerns were shared and assessed,” says Martel. “She always let the committee know that she was committed to attempting to reach a resolution that included the most ideas possible and was the best ‘solution’ to the problem.”
The 12 Arcadia students were challenged to grapple with issues of policy, diplomacy, planning, implementation, collaboration, and civil society to come up with global solutions.
Each year Arcadia students participate in WMUN along with attendees from more than 50 countries. The program offers students the chance to debate, problem-solve, and negotiate on the world’s most pressing issues on one of 22 MUN committees, each run by Harvard students.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.