Megan Božič, student at Turistica, was selected through a public call among thousands to participate at the 13th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting for member states of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). This year the conference will be held between 15 and 20 November in Myanmar. She will deliver a speech on Tourism and Terrorism.
Slovenia became a member of the ASEF Foundation by joining the EU in 2004 and has been involved in their activities ever since. By bringing various current issues to light these activities contribute to political and academic dialogue.
In conjunction with the 13th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, students will attend the 8th Model ASEM political simulation and step into the shoes of foreign ministers and thus have a unique chance to discuss and exchange perspectives on current political issues related to both continents. The slogan of this year’s conference is “Strengthening Partnership for Peace and Sustainable Development”. Through role-playing, research activities, case studies and practical training student will enforce their diplomacy and negotiation skills and consensus-building and public speaking abilities.
Megan Božič, student at Turistica
Megan Božič is a 3rd year student at Turistica (Tourism Enterprise Management programme). She has always been interested in international relations, diversity of world cultures, travelling and languages, and thus decided to study tourism. “I like working with people and I see tourism as a branch that offers a lot of employment possibilities to the youth, at home and abroad,” Megan said.
She will attend the conference within the thematic group “Joint Efforts in Combatting Terrorism” with a speech on Tourism and terrorism, which is quite a current topic if we relate to the events the world has been experiencing lately. She applied to the call with a rather critical eye and in hope of gaining an international experience that would enrich her on the personal and professional level. “When I found out that I was selected and that I will represent Slovenia at the international conference in Asia, I was amazed. 4200 candidates applied from 51 states and among them 150 candidates were selected, including me. I am very proud to represent my country at this great international event and take this task as an exceptional honour. I expect to gain a lot of knowledge, get to know the country, have the opportunity to meet young diplomats from many foreign countries, test my skills in public speaking and particularly live an unforgettable experience, that in the future will most certainly improve my understanding of relations between countries,” Megan said about the great opportunity that awaits her.