Globally Recognized Leadership Program

Enrich English in All Areas

Learn to research, present and debate

Gain 8 UCAS Points for British University Application

Obtain AoPE Level 3 Certificate

authorized by the UK Department for Education

Highly Valuable for Applications for Overseas Universities

Good chance to gain AoPE Level-3 certificate endorsed by the British Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

* The new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017. Based on the new Tariff, A level grade A* Tariff changes from 140 points to 56 points. Accordingly, the ASDAN Award of Personal Effectiveness Tariff changes from 30 points to 8 points.


Applying to UK Universities

Gain 8 UCAS points for applying to UK Universities

Edexcel

British institution (A-LEVEL)

We have full confidence in ASDAN’s educational philosophy and academic importance and ASDAN China’s management. We also believe that the ASDAN program will improve the overall quality of Chinese students, especially their leadership skills, giving them an edge over others when applying to foreign universities.

Richard Pring

Education Professor in the University of Oxford

I recommend the admission officers at Oxford University and other institutions of higher learning consider the ASDAN qualification as an important standard for measuring students overall quality. ASDAN certificates come from ASDAN’s educational experience accumulated over years and provide strong evidence for students’ ability to complete all their academic courses.

University of Warwick

Ranking 8

We recognize ASDAN certificate. It helps students to build and develop a wide range of skills, some of which will are assessed in AoPE skills modules.

University of Exeter

Ranking 10

We encourage all pre-university applicants to participate in activities to develop their abilities. We welcome students with ASDAN AoPE - Level3 certificate to apply to the University of Exeter.


Applying to American, Canadian and Australian Universities

Recognized proof of personal quality.

David Leonard

Ex-professor and admission officer in Columbia University, Yale University

Universities in the US focus more on the overall quality of the applicant besides their academic performance. The skills in ASDAN AoPE meet the standard for applying to US universities. According to my recruiting experience, if Chinese students can gain AoPE certificate and perform well in the skills, it will no doubt be helpful for applying to universities in the US.

 

Conferences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Model United Nations

MITMUNC

Date
2020.2.7 - 2020.2.9

Location
MIT University

ASDAN delegation visiting time
2020.2.1 - 2020.2.12 (12 Days)

Highlights

MIT Model United Nations, short for MITMUNC, as one of the highly academic senior high school MUN of the US, features committees of fewer than 30 people, giving participants more opportunities to speak and communicate with Chairs. This is a valuable experience for MUN beginners. Previous records show that Chinese students enjoy a high likelihood of winning MITMUNC.

Yale Model United Nations

YMUN

Date
2020.1.23 - 2020.1.26

Location
Yale University

ASDAN delegation visiting time
2020.1.18 - 2020.1.29 (12 Days)

Highlights

Yale Model United Nations, short for YMUN, as one of the highly academic senior high school MUN of the US, attracts 1600 excellent senior high school students from all over the world every year. Attending conferences in various teaching buildings, they can fully experience Yale culture on a campus as presented in Harry Potter. As one of the few partners of YMUN in mainland China, ASDAN China proves to be the perfect choice for those experienced and interested.

Trip Agenda

 
Day Place Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 WDC Fly to WDC, the US Three-star hotel: portfolio work
D2 Opening Ceremony and MUN skills training: introduction to American culture, public speech and conference debate The Capitol: attend special lectures and  receive professional instructions to learn about the political system and national development of the US WDC Tour: visit to the White House and Lincoln Memorial Hall
D3 Lincoln Cottage: understand the contributions of Lincoln to American independence and US racial problems Visits to the American Museum of Natural History, Natural Art Museum and Natural Air and Space Museum
D4 NY Drive to NY The Statue of Liberty: understand US immigration history and the historcial roots of democracy and freeedom
D5 Field Teamwork Research: form a group of 5 to 6 people,  choose a topic (art, fashion, food, education, etc.), reach an agreement on individual tasks and implement in-depth surveys by visting  companies, interviewing people, etc. to learn about American economic, cultual and social aspects
D6 The Metropolitan Museum of Art: visit one of the world's three largest art museum, study human civilization UN Headquaters: visit major meeting venues, study the development of the UN and its operation mechanisms. Drive to New Haven
D7 Boston Drive to New Haven Yale: tour around the campus and communicate with its students to learn about its culture and application procedures Drive to Boston MITMUNC
D8 MITMUNC MITMUNC Official conference hotel: MITMUNC
D9 MITMUNC MITMUNC
D10 Harvard: tour around the campus and communicate with its students to learn about its culture and application procedures Boston city tour Three-star hotel
D11 Entertainment Fly back to China
D12 Arrive in China
Day Place Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 WDC Fly to WDC, the US Three-star hotel: portfolio work
D2 Opening Ceremony and MUN skills training: introduction to American culture, public speech and conference debate The Capitol: attend special lectures and  receive professional instructions to learn about the political system and national development of the US

WDC Tour: visits to the White House and Lincoln Memorial Hall

D3 Visits to the American Museum of Natural History, Natural Art Museum and Natural Air and Space Museum Drive to NY
  NY The Statue of Liberty: understand the history of immigration in the US and the historcial roots of democracy and freeedom UN Headquaters : visit major meeting venues, study the development of the UN and its operation mechanisms
D4 Field Teamwork Research: form a group of 5 to 6 people,  choose a topic (art, fashion, food, education, tourism, etc.), reach an agreement on individual tasks and implement in-depth surveys by visting stores or companies, interviewing people, etc. to learn about American economic, cultual and social aspects;

Drive to New Haven

D5 New Haven YMUN YMUN Official conference hotel : YMUN
D6 YMUN YMUN
D7 YMUN YMUN
D8 YMUN YMUN Three-star hotel: portfolio work
D10 Boston Havard and MIT: tour around the campus and communicate with students to learn about campus culture and application procedures
D11 Entertainment Fly back to China
D12 Arrive in China

Training System

Subject Content Teaching Method Place Language
General ASDAN MUN trip Lecture In school English & Chinese
ASDAN AoPE portfolio & evidence introduction Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
UN and main organ introduction Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Model UN introduction Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Cross culture communication & US Culture introduction Lecture & interactive overseas English
Research Research Skill: how to choose a research topic and make a research plan; how to find resources and evidence Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Country Research: research basic steps; how to use resources to find country information Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Committee research: How to determine a country’s national position according to the Committee Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Topic Research: secondary research; resource collection; paper reading skills Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
MUN paper writing: Position paper writing; working paper writing; draft resolution writing Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
MUN glossary Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Public Speaking Public Speaking in MUN: presentation structure ; stage fright training; body language, eye contact, voice skill training Lecture & Simulation In school English
MUN Rules & Procedure MUN Rules & Procedures introduction Lecture In school English & Chinese
Simulation: Mini MUN conference Simulation In school English & Chinese
Review: Simulation analysis ; tips on being a best delegate Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
MUN Rules & Procedures quiz Interaction In school English & Chinese
Planning and Reviewing Learning Learning Style Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Making Plans: SMART Targets Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Effective learning tool: Mind-maps Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
ASDAN Portfolio main points Lecture & interactive In school English & Chinese
Working with Others Team building: Target setting, Distribution and Communication Lecture& Tutorials overseas English
Field research Tutorial overseas English
Presenting your field research results overseas English

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NAIMUN certificate

University Award certificate

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FAQ

1、What is the biggest difference between the ASDAN MUN program and other general MUN programs?

The ASDAN MUN program offers students the opportunity to participate in the most popular high school leadership development activity from the United States. Meanwhile, the biggest advantage of the ASDAN MUN program is the training system and program design, which is done in accordance with ASDAN’s AoPE standard. All students who participate in this program will gain not only an MUN Participation certificate but will also have the opportunity to gain an AoPE Level-3 certificate approved by the UK Department of Education, along with 8 UCAS points which help when applying for UK Universities and offer an important competitive advantage for applying to US universities. Therefore, the ASDAN MUN Program has higher added value than other general MUN programs.

2、The AoPE Level-3 certificate and its accompanying 8 UCAS points will help when applying for UK Universities, does it also help when applying for US Universities as well?

Although the 8 UCAS (University Colleges Admissions Service) points obtained do not apply to US University, having the AoPE Level-3 certificate (which is approved by the UK Department of Education) and an ASDAN portfolio which meets the academic standard of US universities will give universities an indication of the leadership and quality skills of Chinese students. Students who obtain the AoPE certificate will have a more competitive advantage under the same conditions of academic performance. Therefore, this program is most certainly helpful for applying US University.

3、Will participating in this program mean I will most definitely obtain UCAS points? How can I obtain the UCAS points?

The answer is No. All students who participate in this program need to complete the ASDAN portfolio under their teacher's guidance. This involves recording their academic experiences in detail. The final report will be submitted to the ASDAN headquarters in the UK. Only those students who pass the review will obtain their AoPE certificate and UCAS points. 8 UCAS points will be added automatically to the student’s credentials, which can prove to be one of the most useful evidences for their personal statement. For more information on the UCAS credit conversion and bonus system, please see UCAS official website:https://www.ucas.com/advisers/guides-and-resources/tariff-2017