GS hosts Southeast Model African Union

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George Andersen

Georgia Southern University will be hosting the Southeast Model African Union at the Neesmith Lane Conference center from Nov.9-12 in an attempt to give students insight on the political, economic and cultural climates in different African countries.

The opening lecture will be on Nov.9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be presented by His Excellency Ambassador, Carlos Dos Santo, African Union Ambassador from Mozambique.

This three-day educational seminar consists of two phases, the first of which involves study sessions where participants will gather information and learn more about specific African countries. The second phase is a series of simulated African Union meetings which will be held both in the Neesmith Lane Conference Center and the Russell Union.

“The two decades of the SEMAU simulation have revealed the tremendous gains of this form of experiential learning for participating students,” according to a press release sent out by Georgia Southern. “When student delegates take on the character of their selected countries and develop an understanding of African issues from an African perspective, they gain knowledge that is rewarding to them in their collegiate and community endeavors.”