HARVARD MODEL UNITED NATIONS: INDIA
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Harvard Model UN India
Aug 6 – Aug 14, 2024
Hilton Conference Center, Bangalore, India
New Dehli + Taj Mahal Extension
Aug 2 – Aug 6, 2024
Harvard Model United Nations India, hosted every August, features over 2,000 delegates from 14 countries and 130 schools. Following the success of the previous years and over 60 years of experience hosting Harvard Model United Nations for high school students in Boston, Massachusetts, HMUN India partners with Worldview Education, one of India’s largest Model UN organizations.
The All-American Model UN offers accepted students the incredible summer opportunity of traveling to India in a jam-packed multi-city experience. After being accepted, students can attend HMUN India and the India pre-program extension. The All-American Model UN team won Best Small Delegation at HMUN India in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Day One: Arrive in Bangalore
Arrive in Bangalore from Local Aiport (group travel may be available)
Meet your All-American teammates
Train with the All-American MUN Director
Go out to dinner in the City Center
Day Two: Bangalore Touring
10.00 am – 11.30 am Visit Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
12.00 pm – 4.00 pm Explore museums and historical places in Central Bangalore
4.15 pm to 6.00 pm Spend some relaxing moments at Cubbon Park
6:15 pm – 8.30 pm Explore MG Road, Brigade Road, and Church Street
Day Three : Bangalore Touring
10.00 am – 12.30 pm Explore the botanical wonders at Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Eat a local lunch at some of the iconic restaurants near Lal Bagh
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Soak in the royal charm of Bangalore Palace
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Take a stroll at Ulsoor Lake followed by an evening coffee and some quick bites
6.30 pm – 8:30 pm Shop and eat to your heart’s content at Commercial Street
Day Four-Six: HMUN India Conference
Compete against 2,000 students in the national championship conference of India
PAST PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The All-American Model UN Program to the WEMUN Expo in Beijing, China is an all-inclusive program that takes the worry away for the most memorable experience. Summer programs to China and India include all of the following, plus more!
Optional: Airfare from Boston
24-Hour Supervision & Contact
Application and Qualifications
Students applying to the All-American Model UN team should have a consistent performance of excellence, not just in Model United Nations also academically. We will assess each candidate on an individual basis and not against one another. Students should use their application to illustrate their strengths and progress throughout high school.
- Students must have at least of two years of competitive Model United Nations experience and participated in at least two conferences.
- The best candidates will have placed (been awarded a Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, or Honorable Mention) in a high percentage of conferences attended.
- Experience hosting a conference or chairing a Model UN committee looked favorably upon, but not required.
- Exemplary understanding of parliamentary procedure including: moderated debate, motions and points, resolution writing, and voting procedure.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to thoroughly research advanced matters of international affairs, both in the present and past.
- Leadership experience either in Model United Nations or comparable co-curricular activities
Qualifying Model UN Conferences
- Harvard Model UN (HMUN)
- Ivy League Model UN Conference (ILMUNC)
- Yale Model UN (YMUN)
- Model UN at the University of Chicago (MUNUC)
- North American Invitational Model UN (NAIMUN)
- UC Berkeley Model UN (BMUN)
- Stanford Model UN Conference (SMUNC)
- USC Model UN (TrojanMUN)
- Washington Area Model UN Conference (WAMUNC)
- Chicago Invitational Model UN (CIMUN)
- Boston Invitational Model UN (BosMUN)
- Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference (JHUMUNC)
- University of Michigan Model UN (MUNUM)
- Rutgers Model UN (RUMUN)
- Princeton Model UN Conference (PMUNC)
- Cornell Model UN Conference (CMUNC)
- Brown Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN)
- William and Mary High School Model UN (WMHSMUN)
Early Application Deadline:
Student Seats Available
Award Rate after All-American
Students Accepted into Ivy League or Similar Schools
“Traveling to India with All-American was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had. The friendships I made, skills I gained and culturally enriching experiences I learned from go far beyond the trip itself. The mentors taught me how to be a better team member and leader, especially when I became head delegate; they helped me pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses, stay calm under pressure, and balance my personals goals with team goals.
I remember the night before the closing ceremony at HMUN India, Frank pulled me aside and reminded me of how nervous everyone would be the next day. He gave me enough candy for the whole team so that I could leave candy and encouraging notes outside everyone’s door. When the team woke up the next day to the notes and candy, we all felt ready to end the conference on a high note—in the end, we were happy to take home Best Small Delegation! If I had the opportunity to travel to India with the team again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
“It’s hard for me to explain how much my All-American experience has changed my life. I traveled to China and India, two places I didn’t think I’d ever get to go to, with an amazing team. Spending so much time with such awesome people is something I’ll always remember. Being able to experience the cultures of China and India within two and half weeks changed the way I viewed history, politics, and society.
Then there’s the mentorship and support that I’ve received from Frank and the other mentors. They want to get to know every person on the team and see them succeed in all that they do.”
“Going to Budapest with All-American was one of the best decisions I made in High School. The competition was tough, but having Frank as a coach really helped me navigate my way through the many obstacles I faced in committee. Coming home with a gavel was great, but that feeling that comes with world travels made the the experience one I will never forget.”
PROGRAM COSTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
|Tuition||$2,400, save $250 if enrolled by Jan 1!|
|New Delhi/Taj Mahal Extension||+$1,150|
|Airfare Expense||Varies on location|
|Payment Details & Options|
|Scholarships and Aid|