Frank Pobutkiewicz

Call for All-American Model UN Applications

All-American Model UN History

We are a Model UN community of high school students from across the United States and a dedicated team of mentors and advisors. We operate a series of merit-based travel teams that attend Model UN and Model Government conferences in Hungary, China, India, and Latin America, as well as a Summer Academy in Boston. Over the past five years, we have worked with over 100 students, 65% of whom go on to attend top 30 US universities. We have attended 13 conferences, and our teams have won Best Delegation in all but one. Our students win personal awards 94% of the time, and after, they have a higher award percentage in US conferences with their school teams.

Qualified Students

We evaluate student applications in three parts: 1) Academic Performance and Course Rigor, 2) Co-Curricular Leadership, and 3) Model United Nations experience. The best applicants will have won at least one Model UN award from a multi-day, college-hosted conference, such as those listed below. Please note: This is not an exhaustive list.

  • Harvard Model UN (HMUN)
  • Model UN at the University of Chicago (MUNUC)
  • Princeton Model UN Conference (PMUNC)
  • Berkeley Model UN (BMUN)
  • Ivy League Model UN Conference (ILMUNC)
  • North American Invitational Model UN (NAIMUN)
  • Standard Model UN Conference (SMUNC)
  • USC Trojan Model UN (TrojanMUN)
  • Yale Model UN (YMUN)
  • Washington Area Model UN Conference (WAMUNC)
  • Boston Invitational Model UN (BosMUN)
  • Chicago Invitational Model UN (CIMUN)
  • Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference (JHUMUNC)
  • Brown University Model UN Simulation (BUSUN)
  • Model UN at the University of Michigan (MUNUM)

International Travel Delegations

Every year, the All-American Model UN Travel Delegations attend four international conferences around the globe. Each contributes a unique learning perspective. In November, we attend the Yale Model Government Europe conference in Budapest, Hungary; in March, we attend the Harvard Summit of the Americas, a Model OAS, in Latin America; and in the summer, we attend the WEMUN Expo as Assistant Directors in Beijing, China and Harvard Model UN India in Hyderabad, India.

Boston Diplomacy Academy

For students looking to sharpen their Model UN skills and broaden their academic perspective, the Boston Diplomacy Academy takes place in July and offers one week and two week sessions. All our students from last year have gone on to win multiple Model UN awards in 2016-2017. By the end of the Academy, every student must complete an independent research project. The best research papers are then selected for publication in an academic journal.

New Financial Aid Program

We are excited to roll out a revamped Financial Aid Program for students. Understanding the high price tag of international travel, our hope is to have all of our programs more affordable for more students. The goal of the new financial aid program is to ensure 80% of those who apply receive some form of financial assistance. Students may apply for financial assistance after they have been accepted into the All-American Programs.

Application Instructions

Applying to the All-American Model UN Programs is easy and straight forward. First, complete and submit your online application. You do not need to submit different applications for different programs; one application applies to all programs. The Director will review each application and will accept the application and notify you, ask for supplemental or additional information, request a telephone interview with the applicant, or reject the application with suggestions that will strengthen it for the future.

The All-American Advantage

We believe we have built the most thorough, comprehensive, and educational Model UN programs in the world. Our teams and the Academy have the smallest ratio of mentors to students, averaging less than 8 students to 1 mentor. All of our mentors are professionals who have succeeded in the academic world and as a collegiate Model UN delegate. We believe in fostering community and supporting our members. It is not uncommon to develop close relationships between students, mentors, and families– we have assisted in the college application process, written letters of recommendation, given tours, shared insights into internships and course selection, and have provided sounding boards to students and parents alike.

Rose Jacobs

How Competing in Model UN in India is Different than the US

The end of the third day of HMUN India was nearing. My committee, the 130th Session of the International Olympic Committee, made up of an amalgamation of over 150 students from around South and Southeast Asia (and myself, the lone American delegate) had spent the last three days in intense debate over the future of the Olympic Movement. It was up to us not only to decide the goals of the Olympics for years to come regarding the issues of urban sustainability, the politicization of the Olympics, and reforming the bid process, but we were also given the task of selecting the Host City for the 2024 Olympics. My bloc and I were feeling very apprehensive — we knew our presentation for the city of Lisbon, Portugal went well, but the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina was popular with delegates from underdeveloped nations and those in the back of the room, and that we were missing a section of votes after some of my (Canada’s) allies had broken away to create their own presentation of the city of Los Angeles, California. We had our work cut out for us, running to the delegates with whom we had previously worked with to write resolutions, trying to shore up as much support for our proposal as we could. Moments before we voted, the Chair demanded that we take a break.

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Frank Pobutkiewicz

How We Won 5 Straight Delegation Awards

The last twelve months have been a wild ride, taking All-American teams across four continents and five countries to compete at five conferences– WEMUN Expo (Beijing, China), Harvard Model UN India (Hyderabad, India), Yale Model Government Europe (Budapest, Hungary), North American Invitational Model UN- NAIMUN (Washington, D.C.), and HACIA Summit of the America (San Jose, Costa Rica). By far, this has been the most exciting period in our four year history.

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Frank Pobutkiewicz

Introducing the 2015 Summer All-American Delegations

After months of sorting through over 75 applications, we are excited to introduce the 2015 All-American Summer Honor Delegations!

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