The high schoolers simulated a United Nations summit at the Eugene International Eurasian Conference.
Dressed in traditional attire from around the world, the students debated world issues. Students say the conference taught them how to think from a different perspective.
“It’s really interesting because you get to learn about all these different countries and see how politics actually works in the world and then kind of experience it for yourself,” said student Gobind Ollek.
“Because we’re all sort of learning about politics, we don’t know the ins and outs, and so it’s easy to sort of trick people and play people,” said student Sophia Warner.
Students represented countries from Europe to Asia.