Model UN Conferences are available around the world at the middle school, high school, and university levels. There are programs available for all levels of MUN experience, and can be hosted by community organizations, high school students, or university students.
“Diplomat” (Novice) Level Conferences
In most cities, you can find small, 1-day or 2-day conferences for training new Model UN delegates at local schools or community centers. These novice conferences are usually very inexpensive and include training workshops to for all the first-time delegates at the conference. The goal of these conferences is learning, not awards, and students are in small committees so they have plenty of opportunities to participate and practice their skills.
“Ambassador” (Advanced) Level Conferences
Once students have outgrown local conferences and small training events, the next step is to move on to regional and national level conferences with stronger educational or competitive objectives. These conferences are generally held in major cities, and can range anywhere from 500-3000 students.
Usually lasting 3-4 days, most of these events are held at universities or hotels, and students will stay on-site for the duration of the conference. At the largest of these conferences, Model UN clubs from around the world will bring teams, with some countries hosting students from over 50 countries at a single conference. These conferences are an intense and usually competitive experience, but are a great way for experience students to test their skills and make new friends from around the world.
“Secretary-General” Level – Hosting their own conference!
The greatest challenge for a student in Model UN isn’t competing at a conference- it’s hosting their own! University, High School, and even Middle School students around the world host their own conferences of 50-3000 students. By taking on a new role in Model UN, students actually learn how to become better delegates as well, by putting themselves in the shoes of conference organizers for the first time. Hosting conferences challenges students to hone their leadership skills, looks incredible to colleges, and can be a great fundraiser and a great learning experience for any Model UN club.
The Model United Nations Institute
Each summer, Best Delegate hosts the Model United Nations Institute at the top universities across the U.S. The Model UN Institute includes classes during the day, and fun evening programs for residential students from all over the world. Programs are available for middle and high school students. We offer 4 levels of the MUN Institute: Level 1 Diplomat, Level 2 Ambassador, Level 3 Crisis (for crisis committee training), and Level 4 Secretary-General. These programs designed for the needs of students at each level of MUN expertise!