UNISCA is a 2-week Summer Academy which consists of a Lecture week and a Conference Week.
During the Lecture Week all participants will be taught about the United Nations and being a Delegate, Chair, Lawyer, Judge or Journalist. During this preparatory week, students must pass examinations in order to be able to participate in the Conference week and obtain study credits.
Once the Preparatory Week is over, the actual UN simulation (Conference week) commences with the opening Ceremonies of the General Assembly. The days after will be spent discussing the topics in the specific committees and Moot Courts. On the final day, the various programmes will unite and present their adopted resolutions to the General Assembly.
The conference is an intensive program with sessions starting early in the morning and ending late, participants will have little spare time. Therefore, students should not make other appointments during both weeks. Although participation in the conference will not be graded, it is a compulsory part of the Academy.
When the hard working days are over participants have the chance to attend our evening programme. Students can discover Amsterdam by night and these extra-curricular activities have always been a great success. Many former participants have commented that these evenings are an essential part of UNISCA and they hold great memories of the evenings and the less formal conversations they had.