STI Alumnus Conquers BAIMUN II in Indonesia

May 22, 2020

Aaron Jay Quitain, a Bachelor of Science in Travel Management alumnus of Batch 2018 from STI College San Pablo made the STI community as well as the Philippines proud by representing the country in the Bali Asia International Model United Nations (BAIMUN) II on January 18-21, 2020 at Bali International Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia.

Aaron Quitain in Bali, Indonesia

Aaron with the other delegates in the Bali Asia International Model United Nations (BAIMUN) II

Working as a Customer Service Representative at International Airline Services as well as a journalist at International Youth Journal, Aaron is one of the applicants who were chosen to be part of the event after submitting his online application form.

Hosted by International Global Network, the event is a simulation of an actual United Nations (UN) conference where participants are tasked with solving a global issue through researching, drafting, lobbying, and debating to pass a suitable resolution.

Aaron discussing certain issues in the Philippines

During the simulation of an actual United Nations (UN) conference

With the theme entitled “The Evolving of Cultural and Environmental Awareness for a Better Future,” Aaron had the opportunity to share the current state of the country’s tourism industry and also express his ideas on how to resolve certain issues faced by Filipinos.

Together with 243 delegates from 23 countries, he discussed issues such as the Philippine government’s role in ensuring and promoting sustainable tourism in its territory as well as the sources of funding in developing and expanding the country’s tourism sector.

The delegates of the BAIMUN II

Aaron having fun with the other participants

The conference inspired me to continuously support and promote unity, peace, and progress in my pursuit of creating a positive impact on my community. It made me realize that embracing courage and determination is essential to growth. With this, I encourage my fellow STIers to be part of an international community as it will help them widen their perspectives.

Aaron with the other delegates during the beach cleanup

Creating a positive impact on the community

Together with the other participants, Aaron also had the chance to visit one of the beaches in Bali not only to have fun but also to participate in a beach clean-up.

Without a doubt, Aaron is equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to conquer his career. His accomplishment proves the institution’s success in producing a competent individual through the delivery of superior learning systems.