Welcome to Best Delegate Summer Programs!
Honorable Delegates, Advisors, and Parents,
Our names are Ryan Villanueva and Kevin Felix Chan. We’re the co-founders of Best Delegate. We’re passionate about Model United Nations. And this summer, we’re teaching the best Model UN training program in the world — welcome to Best Delegate Summer Programs!
Best Delegate Curriculum
The goal of Best Delegate Summer Programs is to transform each delegate into the Best Delegate — and for us, Best Delegate is more than an award or a gavel, more than a sheet of paper or a piece of wood — the Best Delegate is the best leader that a delegate can be.
At each of our summer programs, delegates will undertake daily exercises and simulations to hone their Model UN skills, from research and public speaking to resolution writing and negotiation. They will engage in seminar discussions and Socratic questioning on international politics and the most popular topics in Model United Nations. And delegates will learn how to prepare for upcoming MUN conferences.
And becoming the Best Delegate means going beyond Model UN — delegates will look at themselves as leaders, testing their strengths, examining their weaknesses, and transforming themselves into the Best Delegate.
We’re proud to host Best Delegate Summer Programs at several of the world’s best universities: Georgetown University, University of Florida, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Irvine.
At each of our programs, delegates will learn in college classrooms, eat in the dining halls, and experience what it’s like to study at a world-class university. At our residential programs, they will stay on campus and make new friends through planned social activities. Delegates will also receive advice on college admissions and how to share their Model UN experience on college applications.
We’ve been doing Model UN for over 12 years, starting in high school and through our college years at Yale and UCLA. Our Model UN skills and experiences helped us launch our careers, and now we are professionals whose full-time job is teaching Model UN. And we know from firsthand experience and countless others’ the transformative experience of Model United Nations.
We’ve participated in, organized, and attended over 200 conferences. We’ve taught thousands of students and teachers in a dozen countries. And we run the world’s best Model UN website.
We are globally recognized experts in Model United Nations — and we want to share our expertise with the world’s Best Delegates.
Feel free to explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. We hope you’ll join us this summer!
Ryan and Kevin