United Nations Student Association Maastricht (UNSA) was founded in 2006 by Maastricht University student Darko Petrovic. For 15 years, UNSA has been contributing to enriching student life in Maastricht. It has become a prominent international student association using the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as a steady guide on pushing forward together for a better future and positive impact.
UNSA typically consists of 150-200 students, all from different faculties and study programs. UNSA takes pride in its diversity, as members join us from all different walks of life. This is what makes us truly unique and a safe, inclusive space for all. We allow students to network for their future careers and make lifelong connections with like-minded people. People who all strive for a positive future and believe in their capacity to contribute to global improvement.
UNSA is structured in a way that allows its members to truly reap a range of benefits. Want to join Model UN debates and learn more not only about international politics but public speaking? You got it! Want to read articles produced by our talented writers? You got it! Want to volunteer both locally and internationally? Once again, you can with UNSA! We have established a total of seven diverse committees, all offering unique experiences in different fields. Members can become active in either Marketing, Events, Journal, Development, Delegations, External Affairs, or EuroMUN.
Welcome to the homepage of the United Nations Student Association in Maastricht! We’re so happy you’re here! We encourage you to take the time and learn more about UNSA and the opportunities it offers. As you navigate and explore this website, you’ll learn more about what each of the seven committees does and what they have to offer. Becoming a member means you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience outside of the classroom while also making meaningful connections within the UNSA network.
I joined the UNSA family two years ago, and I must say it was one of the best decisions I made upon arriving in Maastricht. As an international student, I genuinely consider UNSA as my family in Maastricht. UNSA has opened so many doors for me, both academically and socially. I met so many amazing like-minded people and got to grow and learn in topics such as international politics, debating, and development. The best part is, UNSA has many areas to engage in, whether it’s marketing, organizing events, journalism, and more, you name it! As a liberal arts student interested in so many different topics, I felt that UNSA complemented my academic journey. In addition, having the role of an active member of delegations and later as head of development, I expanded important soft skills such as organization, leadership, and adaptability. Not to mention, my time with UNSA has been nearly entirely online due to public health restrictions. Still, nonetheless, I had an absolute blast throughout it all. This year we hope to continue offering amazing opportunities that follow the public health guidelines but still provide the same unique and authentic experience.
I hope to see you join the UNSA family!
Isabella Camille Krause
President of the United Nations Student Association Maastricht