How Model UN Paved the Way to College

August 14th, 2018 by malvi

Written by Keana Mirmajlesi, Class of 2018 I was actively involved with my high schools’ Model UN program since the beginning of my freshman year. By the time graduation rolled around, I had attended a dozen conferences and helped train numerous underclassmen as they began their own careers in Model UN. Now, as I have […]

Relive RUMUN 2017’s Greatest Moments [VIDEO]

December 6th, 2017 by alexlewis

Rutgers Model United Nations 2017 wrapped up this past weekend – and what a conference it was. Delegates took the theme of “Global Disparities” and ran with it, addressing problems of inequality and resource scarcity with intensity and aplomb. They had some fun, too. Take a look at some of RUMUN ’17’s greatest moments courtesy […]

Get Scholarships & Grants

December 21st, 2015 by alexlewis

The cost of attending a model UN or model Congress conference can unfortunately sometimes prevent students from attaining the rich educational experience these conferences offer. At the Institute for Domestic and International Affairs (which powers, we make it a major part of our mission to extend scholarships and grants for students of all socioeconomic […]

IDIA’s 2018-19 Conference Calendar

October 4th, 2015 by admin

Check out IDIA’s 2014-2015 conference calendar!

RMC – Registration is open!

October 4th, 2015 by admin

Registration for Rutgers Model Congress is open! Go to to register or email for more information.

RUMUN 2014 – A great success!

December 12th, 2014 by admin

RUMUN 2014, which took place from 4-7 December 2014 was the largest conference in our history, bringing together more than 1,250 delegates from across the country and around the world. Delegates convened to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues, while focusing on the critical role of civil society. “At IDIA, our goal is […]

For Students

September 15th, 2014 by admin

Model United Nations and Model Congress are unique experiences that help you to learn about the world around you in an unthreatening and enriching environment.  For a few hours or a few days, you will have the opportunity to represent an elected official, a member of the Press, or even a United Nations Delegate as […]

Common Core Standards

September 13th, 2014 by admin

Model United Nations and Model Congress address Grade 11-12 Common Core Standards for all participants. In addition to satisfying Grade 8 and Grade 9-10 standards, the mixed grade and track format of the traditional conference experience not only exposes, but also challenges students to go above and beyond what is expected of them at grade-level.

Are Microloans the Solution?

September 8th, 2014 by admin

In March 2014, a delegation of IDIA staff members traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to see first-hand how microloans work.

Important Conference Skills

September 3rd, 2014 by admin

Model United Nations and Model Congress offer participants the opportunity not only to be exposed to critical life skills, but also to further develop them in a constructive and supportive environment. The typical high school student has not had the opportunity to self-direct a research project, to develop positions on issues, speak with authority at the […]