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At the MUN Institute, students improve their public speaking and communication skills, explore their interest in international affairs, and make friends from around the world.

Every day at the MUN Institute, students are challenged to make speeches, negotiate with others, and find solutions to global problems. They receive daily one-on-one feedback and encouragement from their MUN Mentors. And by the end of the week, students see dramatic improvements in their public speaking and communication skills, and their self-confidence.

After attending the MUN Institute, our students go back to school and lead their Model UN clubs. Our students have gained admission to the top colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Georgetown. MUN Institute alumni have the confidence and the skills to be successful in high school, college, and beyond.

    • Level 1: Diplomat

      • Required experience:

      • 0+ MUN Conference Experience Required
      • Kick off your MUN journey – practice public speaking, represent a country while discussing global issues, and make friends for a lifetime!
      • Locations:

      • Georgetown, Harvard, UCLA, Southwestern University, Austin College
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    • Level 2: Ambassador

      • Required experience:

      • 2+ MUN Conference Experience Required or Previous Attendance at the Diplomat Program
      • Learn advanced skills and techniques that will help you succeed in Model United Nations!
      • Locations:

      • Georgetown, Harvard, and UCLA
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    • Level 3: Crisis

      • Required experience:

      • 2+ MUN Conference Experience Required or Previous Attendance at the Diplomat Program
      • Solve the world’s biggest problems in real time by representing a world leader in an evolving global crisis!
      • Locations:

      • Georgetown & Harvard
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    • Level 4: Secretary General

      • Required experience:

      • 4+ MUN Conference Experience Required or Previous Attendance at the Diplomat Program and 3 MUN Conferences
      • Develop your advanced leadership skills, learn how to train your fellow delegates, and discover how to run your own Model United Nations club or conference!
      • Locations:

      • Georgetown University
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Program Details, Locations & Dates

Level 1: Diplomat

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Solve global problems. Speak with confidence.

See different points of view.

This is what students learn in Model United Nations.

And this is why we believe MUN creates future leaders.

Participating in Model UN introduces high school students to current events and global issues. It helps them practice public speaking and negotiation. It lets them see different points of view and experience different cultures.

Model UN gives students confidence. It helps them succeed in high school, get into college, and prepare them for their careers.

The Diplomat Program — and the MUN Institute — were created because we believe that Model United Nations is an incredible learning opportunity for all students.

The Diplomat Program teaches students the fundamentals of Model United Nations. Students learn:

  • An easy to follow, step-by-step process for preparing for Model UN conferences;
  • How to research a country and topic, and write position papers;
  • How to make speeches, including our “Hook-Point-Action” speech framework and the “Elements of Speaking Style;”
  • How to meet others in an MUN committee, negotiate solutions to global problems, and write resolutions;
  • How to navigate MUN rules of procedure in an easy to understand way;
  • and much, much more.

Students learn all of this from our MUN Mentors, who are the best delegates and teachers at the college level. Students get daily feedback on their MUN skills, especially on their public speaking skills. Our Mentors guide students through MUN simulations, including our end of program all-day final simulation.

Students also get exclusive MUN resources, including our Diplomat Guide and access to our online library of MUN training materials. Our students learn from the best trainers, using the best tools, at the best colleges.

Is the Diplomat Program right for you?

The Diplomat Program is Level 1 of the MUN Institute. The program is opened to students who have little to no MUN experience but who want to learn MUN and develop skills in research, public speaking, and negotiation.

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The Diplomat Program is offered at the following locations and dates:

Start the enrollment process by creating your MUN Institute Profile.

Have questions? Feel free to call us at (646) 308-1411 or email us at mun@bestdelegate.com.

Level 2: Ambassador

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Honorable Mention. Outstanding. Best Delegate.

In our advanced Ambassador Program, delegates learn the intricacies of global issues and how to solve them by utilizing high-level Model UN strategies.

We know what it’s like to compete in Model United Nations. We know what it’s like to spend hours researching and preparing for an MUN conference — to be drawn into the drama of a Model UN committee — to argue your policy passionately and negotiate against the odds to see a resolution pass. And we know how exciting it is when you’ve won your first award at a major MUN conference!

But Model UN is about more than the awards. You don’t really work that hard just for a certificate or a gavel. You do it because it challenges you. Because it pushes you to learn and improve in research, public speaking, resolution writing, negotiation, critical thinking, and leadership. Because you want to take your Model United Nations skills to the next level.

We created the Ambassador Program for students who want to take their Model United Nations skills to the next level.

The Ambassador Program teaches students advanced Model UN skills and strategy. Students learn:

  • Advanced research skills, including how to write award-winning position papers using our SPEAR policy research framework;
  • Advanced public speaking and debate skills, including how to “frame the debate” using political framing theory, and create solution frameworks that “stick” in the minds of other students;
  • Advanced resolution writing and negotiation skills, including social dynamics, bloc building, and shuttle diplomacy;
  • Advanced Model UN strategies, including the “5 Stages of Simulation,” competitive versus collaborative strategy, and how to position yourself for awards.

Students learn all of this from our MUN Mentors, who have won awards at the college level and who chair committees at their own conferences. Students get daily feedback on their MUN skills and advice on how to become a leader in committee.

Students also get exclusive MUN resources, including our Ambassador Guide and our online library of MUN training materials. Our students learn from the best trainers, using the best tools, at the best colleges.

Is the Ambassador Program right for you?

The Ambassador Program is Level 2 of the MUN Institute. The program is designed for students with MUN experience who want to improve their skills in research, public speaking, and negotiation. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this program:

  • Participated in 2 or more MUN conferences, or,
  • Previously attended the Diplomat Program.

Ready to Get Started?

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The Ambassador Program is offered at the following locations and dates:

Start the enrollment process by creating your MUN Institute Profile.

Have questions? Feel free to call us at (646) 308-1411 or email us at mun@bestdelegate.com.

Level 3: Crisis

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“Crisis” is the hottest trend in Model United Nations — exciting, fast-paced simulations of world leaders making rapid-fire decisions in a constantly evolving situation that threatens national security.

For high school students, crisis is the next step up from traditional MUN. Crisis MUN simulates how the highest levels of national government, from the White House to the Kremlin, responds to national security threats, including terrorism, natural disasters, and economic collapse.

An increasing number of MUN conferences feature “crisis committees,” especially college-hosted conferences, in addition to “traditional” committees. In traditional MUN, hundreds of students debate one topic at a time and negotiate resolutions through hours-long deliberations. But in crisis MUN, a couple dozen students are constantly responding to ongoing security threats — called “crisis updates” — that demand swift and decisive action.

Crisis MUN is a great learning opportunity for students. Crisis teaches students how to research foreign and domestic policy in depth, how to speak and debate persuasively, and how to think critically given imperfect and changing information. Crisis teaches students how to lead when all of your strategies and planning falls apart — which is what happens in the real world.

We created the Crisis Program to give more students this incredible learning opportunity in Model United Nations.

The Crisis Program teaches students advanced Model UN skills and strategy specifically for crisis committees. Students learn:

  • How to prepare effectively for crisis committees, including how to research their assigned positions and topics, and anticipate potential crisis situations;
  • How to create “crisis arcs,” a strategic plan that will help them navigate whatever crisis situation is thrown at them;
  • How to speak, present, debate, and argue persuasively in the boardroom-like setting of a crisis committee;
  • How to rapidly write directives, communiques, and crisis notes, including public and private notes, and work with the Crisis Room;
  • How to become leaders in a crisis committee and position themselves for awards at MUN conferences;
    And much, much more.

Students learn all of this from our MUN Mentors, who have won awards in crisis committees at the college level, and who have managed crisis committees at their own conferences. Students get daily feedback on their MUN skills and advice on how to become a leader in crisis committees.

Students also get exclusive MUN resources, including our Crisis Guide, our online library of crisis training materials, and access to online tools for creating their own crisis committees. Our students learn from the best trainers, using the best tools, at the best colleges.

Is the Crisis Program right for you?

The Crisis Program is Level 3 of the MUN Institute. The program is designed for students with MUN experience who already participate in crisis committees, or are interested in moving on from traditional MUN to crisis. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this program:

  • Participated in 2 or more crisis committees at MUN conferences, or,
  • Previously attended the Diplomat or Ambassador Program.

Ready to Get Started?

Register Now!

The Crisis Program is offered at the following locations and dates:

Start the enrollment process by creating your MUN Institute Profile.

Have questions? Feel free to call us at (646) 308-1411 or email us at mun@bestdelegate.com.

Level 4: Secretary General

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Leading a Model UN club is a big challenge for a high school student.

We know from experience — we were once students spending hours leading our clubs, while still trying to do well in school and apply to college.

But we did it. The experience drove us to succeed in high school, in college, and in our careers. It helped us become who we are today.

And today, it’s why we believe in MUN. It’s why we believe MUN creates leaders. It’s why we believe in each of the student leaders who are leading MUN clubs around the world.

And it’s why we created the Secretary-General Program.

The Secretary-General Program teaches students how to be leaders in Model United Nations. Students learn how to manage clubs, chair committees, and plan conferences, including:

  • How to recruit new club members, train them in MUN skills, and prepare them for conferences;
  • How to run weekly meetings with the entire club and the leadership team;
  • How to create a detailed 1-year plan for clubs and conferences using our “Operating System” leadership tool;
  • How to raise funding (and not through bake sales or car washes);
  • How to chair using American Rules of Procedure (and understand the differences between American, THIMUN, UN4MUN, and Crisis);
  • How to gain the support of your teachers, your parents, and your entire school;
  • And much, much more.

Students learn all of this from our MUN Mentors, who are the leaders of their college MUN clubs. Students get daily feedback on your MUN skills and advice on how to lead clubs, committees, and conferences.

Students also get exclusive MUN resources, including our Secretary-General Guide, our online library of MUN training materials, and access to online tools for planning clubs and conferences. Our students learn from the best trainers, using the best tools, at the best colleges.

Is the Secretary-General Program right for you?

The Secretary-General Program is Level 4 of the MUN Institute. The program is designed for students with significant MUN experience who are taking on leadership roles in their MUN clubs. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this program:

  • Participated in 4 or more MUN conferences, or,
  • Previously attended the Ambassador Program, or,
  • Previously attended the Diplomat Program AND 2 conferences.

Ready to Get Started?

Register Now!

The Secretary-General Program is offered at the following locations and dates:

Start the enrollment process by creating your MUN Institute Profile.

Have questions? Feel free to call us at (646) 308-1411 or email us at mun@bestdelegate.com.

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