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Model United Nations Summer Academy

Immerse yourself into a weeklong intensive experience as a United Nations delegate!

The Model United Nations Summer Academy is a unique opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduating high school seniors to learn how diplomats conduct research, deliver statements, draft resolutions and negotiate. Spend one week at our beautiful New Jersey campus (30 minutes from New York City), meet students from around the world, and learn from a real life diplomat!

Before joining Montclair State University, Professor Toro Carnevali served as a diplomat to the United Nations for 10 years. During that time he was elected vice-president of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the General Assembly and coordinator of the Security Council’s sub-working group on the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Program Dates: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 15, 2023

  • Participate in 40 hours of academy to improve your debate and
    negotiating skills
  • Earn 3 college credits
  • Get personalized guidance from a former diplomat with 10 years of experience at the U.N.
  • Live in on-campus housing (double occupancy)
  • Enjoy three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Newark International Airport (if applicable)
  • Visit to the United Nations in New York City
  • Be amazed at a Broadway show

Cost: USD 2,000*
*Costs include: Transportation to/from Newark International Airport (if applicable) and all off-campus activities, three meals per day, on-campus housing, field trips tickets, and three undergraduate credits. Airfare and any personal expenses are not included.


Due to the nature and length of this program, international students can obtain a visitor’s visa to participate in the Model UN Summer Academy.

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