Up to 10 students per ISP school can take part. ISP students must be aged 13-18 years.
Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic program designed to teach students about contemporary events in international relations and politics. Students participating in MUN simulate committees in the United Nations by playing the role of delegates from countries all over the world. Students are assigned to a country and are provided with topics, developed by the our staff, prior to the conference, and they debate and discuss them with other students in an attempt to find viable solutions to the problems. The process is designed to exercise students’ ability to speak, write, research, negotiate, and think critically about the most pressing issues of today's world.
Yes! We have resources that are designed for schools looking to start a Model UN program. The materials range in topic from how to start a Model UN club or plan your conference(s) of attendance for a given year, to how to prepare students to participate in a Model UN conference or how to oversee students' research or public speaking practice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help accessing these resources or with any questions you may have about starting a MUN program. We love helping new programs enter the world of Model UN!
Because of the limited number of spots available for delegates to be on the dais, we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies to be on the dais will be offered a role. Generally, we will try to restrict dais positions to one student per school.
Yes! Delegates who apply for the dais but are not selected can be assigned as delegates. We will be in touch with all applicants to work carefully with them to ensure that they are offered an assignment that they would prefer.
The registration window will remain open until 7 October. After the registration window ends, teachers will receive their students' country assignments and the background guides for their committees. These guides provide extensive research on both topics the committees will be discussing, as well as discussion questions to guide the student in position paper writing. Teachers will also receive access to a wealth of digital resources, including the Beginner Delegate Preparation Guide, Advanced Delegate Preparation Guide. All forms, guidelines, and announcement will be posted and distributed via email to registered groups.
Absolutely! The training sessions will be delivered with a student audience in mind, but teachers are more than welcome to join us. The same techniques that we show the students can be used in classrooms around the world, and we would love to share our expertise with you! Of course, there will be separate teacher training sessions separate from the delegate training sessions that teachers are strongly encouraged to attend.