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Model United Nations Summer Academy

The Model United Nations Summer Academy will provide students with a comprehensive blend of academic and co-curricular activities that assist in strengthening skills such as leadership, negotiation, public speaking, research, writing, and conflict resolution. Students interested in any and every field of academic study are encouraged to participate in this program.

Session: July 12 – August 5, 2021
(Mandatory synchronous online meetings on July 12, 19, 26 from 10:00a.m – 12:00p.m. and on August 2 – August 5 from 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. along with asynchronous assignments every week and recorded lectures. ) View the full schedule.

The 2021 application is open February 8 – June 23, 2021. Limited space available.


What is Model United Nations?

Model United Nations is an international organization in which students compete as delegations representing countries or people to debate international relations. It is present in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries around the world.

What is the Summer Academy?

It is a 4-week long program, where students come together to develop and improve their Model United Nation’s skills regarding multiculturalism, writing, working cooperatively, negotiating, public speaking, and debate, while learning about the world, its history, its people and the way in which governments interact in real life. Students will address issues such as nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, immigration in Europe, scarcity of water and energy in Africa, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, among others.

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Who is Eligible?

High-school students currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grades.

How much does the Summer Academy cost?

The cost of the Summer Academy for high school students during Summer 2021 is $855.00, which includes tuition for the 3 credit online course.

Who is the Instructor and Course Designer?

Alfredo Toro Carnevali is a Visiting Specialist at the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University. He served as a diplomat to the United Nations for ten years, where he negotiated numerous international treaties and resolutions and served as Vice-president of the General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament and International Security and as Chairman of the Security Council’s Working Group on Non-Proliferation (1540). Professor Alfredo Toro Carnevali runs a monthly lecture series, where current UN ambassadors come to campus to give people a sense of what diplomacy is, how it is practiced and what goes on inside the United Nations. View more information about the Speaker Series.

Why Apply to the Model United Nations Summer Academy?

Summer 2021 marks the 3rd edition of the Model UN Summer Academy at Montclair State University. 95% of the Summer 2020 program participants would recommend the Summer Academy to their friends. Previous Summer Academy participants tell us:

“I took this course to learn how the UN worked and how countries came to an understanding over various policies. This course has taught, by role play, what a UN meeting typically is and how it works. Overall, this experience has personally been very helpful and I have enjoyed my time in this course.”
-2019 Model UN student-

“I really felt more confident with my public speaking skills after taking this course. It was very well presented.”
-2019 Model UN student-

“I feel I gained a better understanding on how to debate and communicate at Model United Nations. I also feel that I gained a better understanding on how to draft a national position paper, make it have a clear point and represent my country’s views.” -2019 Model UN student-

“I had fun participating in this academy, and I feel like I learned a lot of skills that will be influential in my future.”
-2019 Model UN student-

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