1.When and where will the HMC Asia 2016 conference happen?
Harvard Model Congress Asia will take place on January 7-10, 2016 in partnership with Seoul National University, widely recognized as the top university and Korea. Our venue will be SNU’s Gwanak campus in downtown Seoul.
2.How much is the conference fee for HMC Asia 2016?
There are two fees associated with HMC Asia. Each school is responsible for a single “school fee” fee that is paid immediately upon registration. This fee includes the participation of up to two faculty advisors per school. The amount of the school fee is dependent on the date of registration, and is between 150 and 200 USD. The delegate fee is a flat rate of 295 USD per person. This is to cover our 15:1 delegate-to-staff ratio and ensure close contact with Harvard chairs.
3.How many participants will there be at HMC Asia 2016?
Approximately 500-600 students will be taking part in HMC Asia.
4.How long will HMC Asia 2016 conference be?
The conference lasts around 3 full days. This includes committee time, full session, a Harvard College student panel/information session, and other activities.
5.Is accommodation included in the conference fee? If not, what are my accommodation options?
Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. However, HMC Asia has partnered with three hotels in Seoul which are offering discounted rates and free conference transportation to delegates. More information, including rates, can be found at http://hmcasia.org/hotels/.
6.What committees will HMC Asia 2016 simulate?
HMC Asia is a unique international simulation conference in that it has not only committees similar to those of traditional MUN conferences (e.g. UNSC, WTO, WHO) but also unique committees like the International Criminal Court, the Press Corps, as well as US domestic committees including congressional committees, the US Presidential Cabinet, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Each committee is staffed by one or more Harvard students who have written materials for you to review before the conference and who will be working individually with you in Seoul. Find a full list of committees at http://hmcasia.org/committees/.
7.To what airport should I fly to when coming to HMC Asia 2016?
Delegates may fly into either Incheon or Gimpo International Airports. Gimpo will have slightly shorter transportation time.
8.What does HMC Asia 2016 Social Schedule look like?
Throughout the conference, delegates will have breaks for lunch to socialize with peers. We also have typically had a delegate social one night of the conference each year.
9.What are 3 MUST SEE places in Seoul?
1.Gyeonbokgun – a palace that is one of the grandest and most beautiful in all of Korea.
2.Myeongdong – the largest and most prominent fashion and shopping district in Seoul.
3.N Seoul Tower – offers incredible panoramic views of the city.
10.What is the local currency and how much money should one bring to have a great time?
The local currency in Seoul is the won (KRW). Prices in Seoul are very reasonable and students should plan based on their itinerary.
11.What is the application deadline for HMC Asia 2016?
Applications for HMCA are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Students should register as soon as possible, ideally by September 27th, but our final deadline is October 11th, 2015.
12.How do I learn more about the conference?
To learn more about our Harvard chairs, Seoul National University, the history of our conference, our mission, and what makes HMCA in high demand each year, look through our website, www.hmcasia.org. You can also email any questions to our liaison Anne Mentzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Seoul!
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