Model UN 2018, Copenhagen: Daily Blog #5
The Colourful Houses Along the Canals in Nyhavn, Copenhagen.
Each year, Linden students from Grade 11 participate in Rysensteen Gymnasium’s Model UN in Copenhagen. Below is the fifth in a series of blogs from the 2018 event.
Strengthening Bonds with our International Friends
By Sarah Mareschal, Grade 11
Saturday was a relaxing last day to be in Copenhagen. I woke up around 9:00 am to have a brunch with my host family and their relatives. Amanda, my host, and I then met up with the rest of my classmates and their hosts around 12:00 noon to go on a canal tour. The canal tour provided us with a new perspective on Copenhagen, viewing many buildings and aspects of Copenhagen we had not yet encountered during our week. The tour allowed us to see many buildings with unique architecture and take advantage of the outstanding weather.
After the lovely canal tour, we all got lunch and brought it back to a beautiful park (King’s Garden) where we all sat on the grass and ate. We all relaxed in the sun at King’s Garden until we had to make our way back to the school for a final dinner with everyone who participated in the model UN conference. The dinner was a great way for us to strengthen our relationships with our international friends and get to know them on a more personal level than we could during the conference. The dinner also offered us a way to experience the cultures of other people who participated in the model UN conference.
Although I was nervous about my trip to Copenhagen, overall it has been one of my favourite trips that I have ever been on. It offered a new perspective to travelling by allowing me to experience Copenhagen alongside people who know the city so well. This week has been a positive experience for me and has helped me to realize how easy it is to create bonds with others even though we may not be from the same country and have had different experiences. Although I am sad to be leaving Copenhagen tomorrow, this has been a great relaxing last day to our eventful week in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cherry Blossom Trees in King’s Garden, Copenhagen
Conference Members from India Performing a Dance at the Final Dinner
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