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Harvard HACIA Summit of the Americas

March 8-11/12, 2018
Hilton Cartagena Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia
500+ Students from 10+ Countries

The Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy’s Summit of the Americas — or HACIA — was first hosted in 1994 with the goal of spurring conversation about the role and spread of democracy in Latin America. Unlike other Model UN and Model Government conferences, HACIA changes its location each year to a different host city in Latin America.

HACIA features a diverse range of committee focusing on various Latin American organizations, such as the Organization of American States, MERCOSUR, the Pan-American Health Organization, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. With 16 committees, about half take place in Spanish and half in English. All-American delegates may compete in either language.

The All-American Model UN Team first attended the HACIA in 2016 and won Best Delegation in our first years in attendance. Our students win awards over 70% of the time at YMGE.

Flexible Departure Day

Student may elect to return to the United States on Sunday, March 11th or on Monday, March 12th. There is no extra cost associated with the additional day.

Day One: Arrive in Cartagena
Arrive in Cartagena from your local airport
Meet your All-American team mates
Train with the All-American MUN Director
Go out to dinner in the City Center

Day Two: Cartagena Tour
Tour Historic Cartagena:
– Guided tour of the Cartagena, its architecture and old city walls
– Visit Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
– Get lunch at Plazo Santo Domingo
– Tour the Palace of the Inquisition
– Enjoy dinner by the Pier Los Pegasos

Day Three & Four: HACIA Conference
Compete against students from across Latin America

Day Five-Six: Extra Touring
Spend the day at a national park

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The All-American Model UN Program to the HACIA in Cartagena, Colombia is a no-hassle program that takes the worry away from planning and travel. Our spring program to Cartagena includes all of the following, plus more!

Nature Tour


Remote Online Training

Conference Fees

5-Star Hotel


Breakfast and Dinner


24-Hour Supervision & Contact

Application and Qualifications

Students applying to the All-American Model UN team should have a consistent performance of excellence, not just in Model United Nations also academically. We will assess each candidate on an individual basis and not against one another. Students should use their application to illustrate their strengths and progress throughout high school.

  • Students must have at least of two years of competitive Model United Nations experience and participated in at least two conferences.
  • The best candidates will have placed (been awarded a Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, or Honorable Mention) in a high percentage of conferences attended.
  • Experience hosting a conference or chairing a Model UN committee looked favorably upon, but not required.
  • Exemplary understanding of parliamentary procedure including: moderated debate, motions and points, resolution writing, and voting procedure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to thoroughly research advanced matters of international affairs, both in the present and past.
  • Leadership experience either in Model United Nations or comparable co-curricular activities
Qualifying Model UN Conferences
The All-American Model United Nations program endorses outstanding Model United Nations conferences and organizations across the United States to promote Model UN excellence. The conferences listed have been chosen for their emphasis on student experience, academic quality, and level of competition. Students earning an Honorable Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, or Best Delegate award earn pre-qualification standing when applying to the All-American Model UN delegations. If you are a conference organizer, please contact us if you are interested in becoming an endorsed conference and allowing your students to earn pre-qualification for the All-American MUN teams.

  • Harvard Model UN (HMUN)
  • Ivy League Model UN Conference (ILMUNC)
  • Yale Model UN (YMUN)
  • Model UN at the University of Chicago (MUNUC)
  • North American Invitational Model UN (NAIMUN)
  • UC Berkeley Model UN (BMUN)
  • Stanford Model UN Conference (SMUNC)
  • USC Model UN (TrojanMUN)
  • Washington Area Model UN Conference (WAMUNC)
  • Chicago Invitational Model UN (CIMUN)
  • Boston Invitational Model UN (BosMUN)
  • Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference (JHUMUNC)
  • University of Michigan Model UN (MUNUM)
  • Rutgers Model UN (RUMUN)
  • Princeton Model UN Conference (PMUNC)
  • Cornell Model UN Conference (CMUNC)
  • Brown Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN)
  • William and Mary High School Model UN (WMHSMUN)

Early Application Deadline: September 1, 2018








Student Seats Available


Acceptance Rate


Award Rate after All-American


Students Accepted into Ivy League or Similar Schools


“HACIA gave me a way to explore Latin America without feeling like a typical tourist. Not only did I win an award in my first crisis committee, Frank taught me to improve my speaking, leadership, and collaboration skills.”

Samm Griffith, All-American 2015

Troy Athens High School

“HACIA 2016 was my last Model UN conference and I couldn’t have wished for a better memory. I learned so much about Bolivar and Latin American history, and also won Best Delegate– my last high school gavel!”

Jennifer Min, All-American 2015

McLean High School, Syracuse 2021

“I’m so thankful that I found out about All-American Model UN. Even though HACIA was the only program that I could participate on before I graduated, I wish I could have done more. Frank really cares about all of his students and will do anything to help us get better. HACIA’s dual language conference was awesome. I met so many people from around Latin America and have many new friends now!”

William Kim, All-American 2016

Northwood High School, Boston College 2020


Tuition $1,800
Airfare Expense Varies on location
Payment Details & Options
  • $600 Deposit due within 20 days of acceptance
  • Payment plans available for 3- and 6-months
  • Checks, money orders, and credit cards accepted (online fees may apply)
Scholarships and Aid
  • Financial Assistance available. Please contact the Program Director.
  • Offers may not be combined.

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