Model United Nations and Model Congress can be many things to many students. For some, it’s an exciting way to learn about real issues affecting the local community. For others, it’s a portal into the kinds of problems that communities far from home are facing. For still others, it’s a rewarding extracurricular activity that promises a lifetime of benefits even after graduation.
But getting started with Model UN can be intimidating. There are rules to learn, patterns of speech and writing to master – not to mention all the “MUN culture” aspects you’ll pick up as you gain experience. Here, you’ll find resources to help you find your way as a new delegate. If you’re an experienced delegate, you’ll find tips and tricks to fine-tune your game.
The Institute for Domestic and International Affairs offers free in-person workshops to help new clubs learn everything they need to know about participating in Model UN.
Get assistance from experience undergrad students who plan, coordinate, and staff real Model UN conferences year round. If you’re in the northeast USA, IDIA can come to you. If you’re out of our physical service area, we’re happy to coordinate a virtual training covering debate, club organization, substantive topics, rules and customs, and more!
Contact our program staff today to learn more!
Funding shouldn’t keep any student from experiencing all that Model UN has to offer – but unfortunately, it’s often the biggest obstacle for new and even established clubs.
IDIA coordinates scholarships for our four-day and one-day conferences. Full and partial economic assistance is available – contact our program staff to learn more.