Summer Model United Nations and Diplomacy Program

The Boston Diplomacy Academy

Sunday, July 23-29, 2016
Programs starts at 2.00PM
Registration opens at 9.30AM

Boston University
1019 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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Improving Your Model UN Skills Through a Skills and Solutions Approach

Who We Are

The All-American Programs have been teaching Model United Nations for over five years and its Director has over 16 years of MUN experience. We believe in improving your Model UN performance by stressing critical analytical and debate skills while also emphasizing solution development.

What We Do

The Boston Diplomacy Academy challenges students to become better delegates. We do this by practicing skills needed to succeed in Model UN, discussing conference strategies, and by diving deep into subject matter. Every student accepted must complete a research project throughout their time at the Academy and students who complete academic articles on their project topics will be published.

Diplomacy Academy Information

Application

The All-American Boston Diplomacy Academy is strictly a merit-based program. All applicants are reviews for their academic achievement, co-curricular leaderships, and Model UN success. All decisions on acceptance are final and may not be appealed.

Logistics

The Diplomacy Academy will take place at Boston University and is a residential program. We do not offer a commuter option. Accepted students have the choice between a one-week and two-week engagement. We recommend those students interested in publishing their academic article attend the two-week program. Breakfast and dinner and included daily.

Model UN Training

Half of each day will be spent on Model United Nations training. Training includes research and preparation techniques, speaking and debate tournaments, resolution writing, crisis committee planning, directive writing, and unmoderated caucuses exercises. Our goal is to have students be prepared to win awards on the high school and college level.

Research Project

All students are required to complete a research project over the course of the Diplomacy Academy. Students will give daily updates on their research to all participants and mentors. By the end of the Academy, students must be able to give a defense of their research and submit an article that will be considered for publication.

What You’ll Learn

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General Assembly Strategy

Never be intimidated by large committee again! We’ll teach you our step-by-step guide to General Assemblies so that you can lead large blocs to pass resolutions.

Unmoderated Caucuses

Learn how to easily navigate and control an unmoderated caucus to build a large bloc and pass your draft resolution

Committee Directives

Crisis committee directives shape the way a crisis will play out. Learn how to quickly write directives to control the flow of debate.

Train Your Club

Take our training back to your school to train other members. We’ll give you a ton of resources for you to make your team competitive!

Model UN Procedure

Learn how to use procedure to your advantage to control the flow of debate, speaking times, and voting procedure with advanced motions.

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Passing Amendments

Amendments are an overlooked way of staying involved in debate, regardless of the size of your debate. Learn how to structure, introduce, and pass amendments.

Crisis Arcs

Portfolio powers and private directives should direct crisis committees to follow your plan

Crafting a Thesis

Practice crafting a thesis statement and conducting research to prove an academic argument.

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Moderated Speeches

Master the 30 second and 45 second speech with simple techniques you’ll be able to apply to conferences and real life scenarios

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Draft Resolutions

Try out our tips and tricks to structuring and writing comprehensive draft resolutions sure to pass

Designing Solution Sets

Understand why it’s silly to skip researching. Use our guide to creating solution sets to introduce to committee the moment you walk in the door.

Academic Writing

Like it or not, academic research and writing are the cornerstone of higher education. Learn the proper way to structure, research, and construct an academic article.

“I say this because I know that Frank is a New York Jets fan, but Frank is a lot like Bill Belichick– he may not have a “huggy” personality but he will teach you, you will get better, and he really does care.”

–Noah Riley, Belmont High School

SCHEDULE

Week Two: Sunday, July 23

9:30AM: Registration opens at 1019 Commonwealth Avenue
12:30PM: Simulation I: Traditional UN Committee
3:30PM: USA Model UN Procedure Workshop
5:30PM:Dinner
7:00PM: Argumentation Workshop and Student Presentations

Week Two: Monday, July 24

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
9:30AM: Report Time in Classroom
9:30AM: Moderated and Structured Debate Workshop
11:30AM: Lunch Break
12:30PM: Simulation II: Specialized Agency
3:30PM: Independent Research
6:30PM: Dinner
8:30PM: Case Study Workshop

Week Two: Tuesday, July 25

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
9:30AM: Report Time in Classroom
9:30AM: Unmoderated Debate Strategies Workshop
11:30AM: Lunch Break
12:30PM: Simulation III: Board Room
3:30PM: Independent Research
6:30PM: Red Sox Game

Week Two: Wednesday, July 26

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
9:30AM: Photo-Scavenger Hunt of Boston
12:30PM: Lunch Break
2:30PM: Simulation IV: Crisis Committee
5:30PM: Independent Research
7:30PM: Dinner
8:30PM: Crisis Strategy Workshop

Week Two: Thursday, July 27

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
9:30AM: Report Time in Classroom
9:30AM: Simulation V: Ad Hoc
12:30PM: Lunch Break
1:30PM: Independent Research
5:30PM: Recorded Academic Presentations
7:30PM: Dinner

Week Two: Friday, July 28

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
9:30AM: Report Time in Classroom
9:30AM: Chairing Workshop
12:30PM: Lunch Break
1:30PM: Prep Time
5:30PM: Final Presentations
7:30PM: Dinner

Week Two: Saturday, July 29

7:30AM: Breakfast begins in BU Dining Hall
10:30AM: Pickup/Departure Time

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

Student Tuition $1,900 for One-Week Training Track
Includes
  • • Lodging in air conditioned Boston University dormitories
  • • Breakfast and Dinner every day
  • • All social and team activities
  • • All program materials, including a copy of All-American Model UN Training Manual and tshirt
  • • Mentorship, instruction, and Model UN coaching
  • • All in-city transportation during program
  • • Transportation to/from the airport, train station, or bus terminal
  • • Medical and liability insurance
Payment Details & Options
  • • $500 Deposit due within 20 days of acceptance
  • • Payment plans available for 3- and 6-months
  • • Checks, money orders, and credit cards accepted
Scholarships and Aid
  • Financial Assistance available
  • No offers may not be combined.

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