History and Information
While the All-American Model UN team started as single delegation attending a single conference during the summer months, our reputation has led to a number of invitations to other incredible conferences around the world.
This spring, we look to organize our first domestic travel team, which will compete at the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference, hosted by Georgetown University.
All of the travel teams are trained by a team of expert mentors, led by the Program Director, Frank Pobutkiewicz, an internationally known Model UN debate coach. One of the best aspects of being part of the Model UN community is the relationships built between our students and mentors. This is not just a one-stop travel program; we encourage our students to continue to use us as resources.
North American Invitational Model UN Conference
Dates: February 10-14, 2016
Location: Dupont Circle Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Number of Students: 3,000
The North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN)
conference is one of the oldest UN simulations for high school students in the world. Since 1963, the conference has been a forum where young students come from around the world. Three thousand high schools students
convene for four days to explore various problems of the world and seek solutions through discussion, negotiation, and debate. Students simulate roles as delegates to the United Nations from a particular nation and serve as representatives of that country’s policies. Students at NAIMUN are pushed to heighten their understanding of the international system through 39 mini-simulations
, ranging from standard committees like the UN General Assembly and the Security Council to crisis simulations of various regional organizations, national cabinets, corporate boards, and political organizations.
The conference is organized by the Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc
, a non-profit organization that seeks to design meaningful exchanges that inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of leaders in government, business, and international affairs. NAIMUN is staffed and managed by over 200 undergraduate students from Georgetown University
, all of whom have keen interest and substantial understanding of international relations.
Application and Qualifications
Application Deadline: November 15, 2015
Students applying to the All-American Travel Delegation should have a consistent performance of excellence, not just in Model United Nations but 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 one year 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.
||Students should arrive in Washington DC before 3PM
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Program Costs and Scholarships
||Varies on location, not included
|Payment Details & Options
- Paperwork due by November 20, 2015, payment due by January 20, 2016
- 3-month Payment plans available
- Checks, money orders, and credit cards accepted (transaction fees may apply)
|Scholarships and Aid
- No scholarships, discounts, or other aid will be offer for the NAIMUN Travel Team
- Students attending HACIA and NAIMUN will received a discounted tuition of $2,250 for both programs.
- Please contact the Program Director to make sure the requisite number of students have registered for this program before arranging your travel to Washington D.C.