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SAU Students Attend Michigan Model Arab League

SAU students in Grand Rapids for the Michigan Model Arab League

From Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 13-15, nine Spring Arbor University students traveled to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to participate in the Michigan Model Arab League (MAL). 

A student leadership development program from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, MAL uses a format similar to Model United Nations, which prompts students to research and represent a particular country and practice parliamentary procedure. At the conference, MAL committees (political, social, joint defense, etc.) work on resolution statements relative to their respective agendas.

This year, SAU students were assigned to represent Kuwait. Our team was especially motivated and prepared and so exercised excellent leadership throughout the conference.  Our first-time students took on the roles of vice-chair, parliamentarian and recorder throughout the weekend. They eventually earned two awards for outstanding representation and two awards for distinguished representation, tying SAU’s record from 2018.

MAL participation has proven fun and valuable for SAU students in a number of majors over the past several years, including those hoping to go to law school — as five of the nine SAU participants do.

Learn more about the Model Arab League.