The Access Program hosted a day-long Model UN simulation at AUIS on July 12, 2018, capping a two-week Summer session that invited a select group of high school students from Sulaimani to participate in educational classes.
Student teams represented member states of the United Nations and prepared statements on issues ranging from cyber terrorism to human rights. Students then voted for which teams they felt won each round. Certificates were presented to all participants for their hard work.
The AUIS Access Program is a two-year, U.S. Embassy in Iraq-supported initiative called the English Access Micro-scholarship Program, and is funded by the U.S. State Department.
Access gives talented high school students in Sulaimani an opportunity to learn about U.S. culture and values, while deepening their knowledge of the English language and equipping them with skills to take an active part in the development of Kurdistan.