Feb 26, 2019

Harvard Model Congress Asia

  • Crimson Education
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore


Harvard Model Congress Asia is a global conference where international high school students learn and experience government while playing the roles of officials in the United States government and several international political bodies. HMC Asia strives to educate and foster the next generation of global leaders by offering a truly interactive program, featuring one-on-one communication with Harvard students, debate on pressing global issues, and cross-cultural connections among delegates from throughout Asia and around the world.

Students from more than twenty nations converge at the conference and work together to address challenges facing governments across the world. At HMCA students discuss contemporary political issues, draft policy, report news stories, and decide court cases, all under the guidance of Harvard University students. HMC Asia is an officially recognized and wholly student-run organization at Harvard College.HMCA teaches students about government and international relations by providing insights into pressing global issues and by offering a forum to discuss possible solutions.

For more information please visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

High school students (not specified on the website)



Small number of students from each committee will receive awards acknowledging their achievements, with these awards traditionally having two types: certificates for commendable performance, and “Best Delegate” gavels, HMC Asia’s highest honor.

Participation Cost


$ 299 per student. School fee is separate( regular $100, late $150)

The delegate fee includes all aspects of the conference (with the exception of hotel accommodations and meals), as well as an HMC Asia shirt.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


HMCA seeks to provide an unparalleled educational experience for talented secondary school students from around the world. Delegates will gather to learn about government, international institutions, and the political process through an exciting role-playing experience.

Students formulate policy first-hand while discussing and debating global issues. The structured committee settings expose them to the realities of the democratic process, challenging them to forge compromise while advancing the interests of their constituency.

Additionally, HMCA offers an exciting opportunity for students to practice public speaking and policy writing in English. Our conference has always accommodated students with varying degrees of English ability, from native speakers to students continuing to develop and refine their language skills.

Time Commitment


3 day program

Application Process Includes

1. filling out a registration form

2. paying fees