This article analyzes the results of a survey
sent to former and current Savannah State University (SSU) students who
participated in local, regional, national, and international Model African
Union and Model United Nations conferences from fall 2004 – spring 2021. The two-part survey utilized quantitative and
qualitative methodological techniques of Likert scale questions, 15 in total,
and open-ended questions, seven in total, for the purpose of understanding
topics in students’ experiential learning experiences that positively impacted
them and their careers. Additionally,
open-ended responses were used to justify answers in Likert scale
questions. The findings indicate that
the Model AU/UN experiential experiences positively shaped students,
particularly in areas such as coalition building skills and skills needed to
build relationships with other individuals.
Findings in this paper can serve as an example to other Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that wish to substantiate their need to
create or expand Model AU/UN experiential learning opportunities.