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Model United Nations Summer Academies 2022

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

Celebrating Ten Years of Excellence

THE ALL-AMERICAN MODEL UN DIFFERENCE

Individual Attention & Feedback

Every student who attends an All-American Model UN Academy receives one-on-one feedback and coaching every day. All-American Model UN has the smallest student-to-staff ratio for Model UN summer programs. Students complete our Academies equipped with tools, tactics, and strategies that are guaranteed to improve performance.

Leadership Development

The overwhelming majority of our students either are in student leadership positions or assume leadership roles within a year of completing All-American Model UN Academies. Our programs stress four key components of leadership: emotional intelligence, pattern recognition, preparation, and advocacy.

Proven Track Record

All-American Model UN has been coaching student teams for ten years. Our teams have won Best Delegation in 98% of the conferences that we have participated in, with 90% of our students winning individual accolades. We have represented the US at conferences in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Our US travel team is considered to be one of the best teams in the country. We practice what we teach.

Secretariat Academy

Johns Hopkins University
July 11-17, 2022

The Secretariat Academy combines the best of the Diplomacy Academy and Crisis Academy. Students will engage in a comprehensive Model UN learning experience that covers general assembly, specialized agencies, boards&courts, and crisis.

 

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Diplomacy Academy

Boston University
July 31-August 6, 2022

The Diplomacy Academy challenges 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

Boston University
August 7-13, 2022

The Crisis Academy will focus on crisis-style committees and simulations. Students will learn how to write high-impact directives and crisis notes and learn 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

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

Workshops: Procedure, Research and Conference Prep, Solution Building, Draft Resolution Writing, Paper Presentations, Amendments and Voting

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

Exercises: Impromptu Speaking, Debate Tournament, Solution Matrix, Merging Resolutions, Q&A Period

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 of 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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Write a Topic Brief

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. They’ll use their research to write a topic brief for a committee of their choice.

Academic Research

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

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2,000 Word Topic Brief

By the end of the week, each student will complete a 2,000-word topic brief for a committee that they’ll design.

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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 Diplomacy Academy and Step Up Your Game

Get the full benefit of All-American Model UN training even while you’re stuck inside. Our teaching and coaching have a proven track record of success. Our students win awards at conferences over 90% of the time. Join us!

CRISIS ACADEMY

Daily Schedule and Overview

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

Workshops: Crisis Mapping, Portfolio Powers, Individual Crisis Arc Design, Directive Writing

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

Exercises: Moderated Debate and Impromptu Speeches, Directive Construction, Crisis Note Writing, Crisis Directing

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 of 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 given 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.

SECRETARIAT ACADEMY

Daily Schedule and Overview

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

Workshops: Procedure, Research, & Speaking; Solution Building, Resolution Writing, and Caucusing; Crisis Committee Crash Course; Chairing and Committee Design

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 delegates. These interactive workshops give students a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of Model UN.

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

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

Exercises: Unmoderated Caucus Practice and Bloc Management; Impromptu Speech Tournament; Rapid Solution Development, Directive Writing, and Crisis Mapping

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 of 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 given a brief topic guide the night before, except for the final simulation, which will be an ad hoc style committee.

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Academic Article Abstract

During the Secretariat Academy, students will be given instruction on how to research a collegiate-level critical essay. Students will spend the week researching an international topic of their choice and form a thesis. A 2,000 word abstract and 10-minute presentation are due at the conclusion of the Academy.

Academic Research

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

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2,000 Word Abstract

By the end of the week, each student will complete a 2,000-word thesis-driven abstract.

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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 Secretariat Academy to Gain Mastery over Model UN

Understand the full spectrum of Model UN committees that you are ready to compete in at every conference. Best fit for student leaders who want to improve their high school teams.

Summer Academy Enrollment

Instructions: Enrollment for the Summer Academies 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. Neither of these programs is designed for truly new delegates.

Steps after Enrollment: After you’ve enrolled and submitted the tuition, you will be sent a welcome package and instructions on how students can begin preparing.

Enrollment includes: lodging in air-conditioned, suite-style dorms, breakfast and dinner daily, shuttle service to/from airports/train/bus stations, medical and liability insurance, social activities, 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 Travel Teams.

COVID Policies: All staff and students must submit proof of full vaccination and booster before attending any All-American Model UN program. We will also conduct at least two tests per person during each week; one on the first day and another on the fifth day. In the event of a positive result, we will isolate the individual and PCR test all attendees. In the unforeseen event that we must cancel any program for any reason, all participants are entitled to a 100% refund or 120% future credit with the choice belonging to the customer.

Diplomacy Academy

July 31- August 6, 2022
Tuition: $2,400

All-American Model United Nations

Diplomacy Academy

Crisis Academy

August 7-13, 2022
Tuition: $2,400

All-American Model United Nations Crisis Academy

Crisis Academy

Secretariat Academy

July 11-17, 2022
Tuition: $2,400

All-American Model United Nations - Secretariat Academy

Secretariat Academy

Two Academies Package

Secretariat: July 11-17, 2022
Diplomacy: July 31- Aug 6, 2022
Crisis: Aug 7- Aug 13, 2022

Tuition: $3,800 (Save $1,000!)

All-American Model United Nations- Two Academy Package

Two Academy Package

Three Academies Package

Secretariat: July 11-17, 2022
Diplomacy: July 31- Aug 6, 2022
Crisis: Aug 7- Aug 13, 2022

Tuition: $5,400 (Save $1,800!)

All-American Model United Nations- Three Academies Package

Three Academies Package

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