The April 1 Regular Decision deadline is one week away for our high school residential programs at Georgetown University and University of Florida. It’s the last chance for delegates to apply to these programs.
April 1 is also the Early Decision deadline for our high school residential programs at UCLA and UC Berkeley, as well as our high school and middle school commuter programs at Georgetown University.
Model United Nations is not just for college and high school students. MUN is increasingly popular among middle school and even elementary school students.
To help MUN grow at the middle school level, we are organizing Best Delegate Summer Programs at Georgetown University from July 29 – August 2 and at UC Irvine from August 19-23 for delegates entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2013.
Our middle school programs are commuter programs that go from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Middle school delegates will prepare for Model United Nations simulations where they will represent different countries and try to solve global issues from the perspective of those countries. Delegates will learn the basics of research, public speaking, debate, and writing resolutions. They will practice their new leadership skills throughout the week with the program culminating with a final all-day simulation.
In addition to skills building, delegates also explore the program theme, “Introduction to the United Nations.” Lectures, activities, and Model UN simulations will revolve around introducing delegates to the role of the United Nations in peace and security, development, human rights, and humanitarian aid.
The program’s lead trainers will be Best Delegate co-founders Ryan Villanueva and Kevin Felix Chan, who have attended 200+ Model UN conferences over the past 12 years. Ryan and Kevin are globally recognized experts in Model UN who have taught thousands of students and teachers around the world.
MUN Research Made Easy: Research is the foundation of success in Model UN. We’ll show delegates different research methods and resources so they can learn exactly where to go to learn about international issues, past actions, country policies, and possible solutions.
Daily Public Speaking: Public speaking may be intimidating at first, but it’s a lifelong skill that can be learned. Effective speeches have powerful content, clear framing, and smooth delivery. Our daily public speaking workshops will give delegates delegates the theory, experience, and practice they need to become confident public speakers.
Negotiation: Delegates will discover their negotiation style and how to effectively use it during Model UN simulations and in real life situations that require teamwork.
Writing Resolutions: Delegates will learn how to write a resolution, a document that real United Nations diplomats write that contains proposed solutions to international issues.
Model UN Simulations: Delegates will put their newly-improved Model UN skills to the test with multiple Model UN simulations throughout the program, including a final all-day simulation. Simulations will be intense, as delegates will have to prepare a new country and a new topic for each simulation. At the end of each simulation, delegates will receive feedback on how they can improve.
Delegates will commute daily and spend time on campus from 9am to 4pm. Delegates will take classes during the day on Model UN and international issues.
Application Timeline and Tuition
For the middle school commuter program at Georgetown University, the Early Decision deadline is April 1 and the Regular Decision deadline is May 1. Tuition is $650 and due by June 1 for accepted applicants. Limited financial aid is available and more information is available in our application.
For the middle school commuter program at UC Irvine, the Early Decision deadline is May 1 and the Regular Decision deadline is June 1. Tuition is $450 and due by July 1 for accepted applicants. Limited financial aid is available and more information is available in our application.
Click the links below to learn more about each Best Delegate Summer Program:
- Georgetown University: June 23-29
- University of Florida: July 7-13
- UCLA: July 14-19
- UC Berkeley: July 21-26
- Georgetown University (Commuter): July 29-August 2
- UC Irvine (Commuter): August 19-23