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Virtual Model United Nations Summer Academies 2021

We’ve taken the best Model UN training on the planet and designed three digital academies for students to improve their Model UN skills, research and writing, and leadership.

Diplomacy Academy

July 11-16, 2020

The Diplomacy Academy asks students to be better students, delegates, and global citizens. Students will study traditional committees, GA, ECOSOC, parliamentary procedure, resolution writing, and caucusing.

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Crisis Academy

July 25-30, 2020

The Crisis Academy will focus on crisis-style committees and simulations. Students will learn how to write high-impact directives and crisis notes, as well as learning how to be a crisis director and crisis chair.

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ALL-AMERICAN ACADEMY ALUMNI ATTEND

“Two things are true about the All-American Diplomacy Academy. First, you will become better. And second, you will get better at a lot of different things.”

Noah Riley

Belmont High School (MA), Boston University

“The mentors’ ability to foster close connections within the students is something that I’ve never had with anyone else, and I can say that everyone else has since become a great friend.”

Rose Jacobs

Walter Payton College Prep, Columbia University

“The Diplomacy Academy is what got me hooked on Model UN. It’s been an important part of my life ever since, and now I’m on the NAIMUN Secretariat!'”

Jaebok Lee

Harvard-Westlake (CA), Georgetown University

“In addition to building my confidence in MUN, the Academy gave me a chance to research an international issue that I used in my college application.”

Ayia Elsadig

Al-Noor Academy, Tufts University

DIPLOMACY ACADEMY

Daily Schedule and Overview

July 11-16, 2020

10:00AM-12:00PM | Morning Workshops

Morning workshops will introduce new tactics and techniques to better delegates’ performance. The Diplomacy Academy morning workshops will cover formal procedure, patterns in General Assembly and other traditional committees, writing resolutions and amendments, formal and impromptu speech-making, lobbying, bloc management, and chair relations. Morning workshops are designed to be interactive and instructional. Students will be able to apply new strategies and techniques in the afternoon exercise and simulation.

12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch Break

1:00PM-2:00PM | Afternoon Exercise

Throughout the week, students must pass competencies in resolution writing, procedure, public speaking, and debate. Each afternoon, students will demonstrate their progress in exercises designed to showcase the development in their skills.

2:00PM-4:00PM | Daily Simulation

Every day will conclude with a two-hour committee. Each committee is designed to teach critical lessons in Model United Nations. Students are encouraged to use the skills taught in the morning workshops in the daily simulations. The structure of the daily simulations has been modified for a virtual approach, using multiple technologies

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Academic Project

One of the most powerful aspects of doing Model UN for a number a year is the ability to specialize in a particular field of interest. At the Academy, students will choose a subject of their choice– Gender Rights in South America, the Interwar Period, the Rise of Nationalism in the 21t Century– and spend the week diving into research.

Academic Research

Students will be taught how to do academic research at a collegiate level.

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2,000 Word Abstract

By the end of the week, each student will complete a 2,000-word abstract summarizing their research and outlining a thesis.

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Daily Updates

Students will brief each other and the mentors each day on the status and questions of their research.

Presentation

On the last day of the Academy, students will give a 7-10 minute presentation on their work. Families are welcome to join our virtual presentations and celebration that follows!

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Robbinsville High School (NJ), American University

 

Topic: Reassessing the Feasibility of Nuclear Power in the United States

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CRISIS ACADEMY

Daily Schedule and Overview

July 25-30, 2020

10:00AM-12:00PM | Morning Workshops

Morning workshops will build the skillset of a powerful crisis delegate. Each morning, we will review all of the elements that students must master to become better crisis delegates, including impromptu speaking and debate, directive writing, crisis arcs, crisis notes, and the crisis cycle.

12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch Break

1:00PM-2:00PM | Afternoon Exercise

Throughout the week, students must pass competencies in directive writing, procedure, public speaking, and debate. Each afternoon, students will demonstrate their progress in exercises designed to showcase the development in their skills.

2:00PM-4:00PM | Daily Crisis Simulation

Every day will conclude with a two-hour committee. Each committee is designed to teach critical crisis committee lessons. Students are encouraged to use the skills taught in the morning workshops in the daily simulations. The structure of the daily simulations has been modified for a virtual approach, using multiple technologies. Students will be notified of the committee and give a brief topic guide the night before, except for the final simulation, which will be an ad hoc style committee.

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Designing a Crisis Committee

During the Crisis Academy, students will design a full Model UN crisis simulation. Students will get to choose the organization, time period, and structure of their committee and must prepare individual character dossiers and portfolios, as well as write a full background guide review the historical context and goals of the committee. 

Academic Research

Students will be taught how to do academic research at a collegiate level to complete their background guide.

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Background Guide and Character Profiles

By the end of the week, each student will complete a 2,000-word background guide and design character profiles.

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Daily Updates

Students will brief each other and the mentors each day on the status and questions of their research.

Presentation

On the last day of the Academy, students will give a 7-10 minute presentation on their work. Families are welcome to join our virtual presentations and celebration that follows!

Enroll in the Crisis Academy and Push Yourself to Improve

Get the full benefit of All-American Model UN crisis committee training before the next school year begins. Mastering crisis committees means participating in smaller committees that push delegates to act quickly and be creative.

Virtual Academy Enrollment

Instructions: Enrollment for the Virtual Summer Academies in 2021 is open enrollment. Students do not need to apply to the Virtual Diplomacy Academy or Virtual Crisis Academy. However, by applying, you acknowledge that you have at least one year of Model UN experience in high school. Students who are found to not have experience will be removed from participating in the Academies.

Steps after Enrollment: After you’ve enrolled and paid the tuition, you will be sent instructions on which technology platforms we will be using and how students can begin preparing.

Enrollment includes: Training material, training workbook, daily workshops, daily exercises and personal feedback, individual mentorship, skills assessment, research project advising and feedback, Model UN coaching and personalized feedback, and improvement action plans. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the Academy will receive a $500 travel grant and acceptance onto the All-American Model UN National and International Travel Teams.

Virtual Diplomacy Academy

July 27-Aug 1, 2020
Tuition: $400

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Virtual Crisis Academy

July 20-25, 2020
Tuition: $400

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Crisis: July 20-25
Diplomacy: July 27-Aug 1

Tuition: $750

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