Collegiate Model United Nations

The Collegiate Model UN Experience

Collegiate Model United Nations is a traditional cornerstone of the Alabama International Relations Club, where club members have the opportunity to compete alongside college students from around the world and gain experience in debate, collaboration, compromise, problem-solving, negotiation, and diplomacy. At Model United Nations conferences, students react to crises within a governing body or represent countries of the United Nations in simulations of traditional U.N. bodies. Delegates are constantly challenged to react to new scenarios with innovative ideas and form cross-cultural solutions.

Each year, AIRC sends delegations of UA students to collegiate Model UN conferences across the United States and to an international conference to compete against other university students, gain invaluable experiences, and represent the University of Alabama. For the 2016-2017 academic year, AIRC attended five domestic conferences and one international conference: CMUNNY in New York, NCSC in D.C., SRMUN in Atlanta, HNMUN-LA in Lima, Peru; UCBMUN in San. Francisco, and CHOMUN in Chicago.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, AIRC plans to attend one international and four domestic conferences. Any UA student that is a dues-paying member of the Alabama International Relations Club may apply to be on the AIRC delegation for a given collegiate conference. Applications will be sent out in the weekly AIRC email and will available on the AIRC website on the dates listed below.

2017-2018 AIRC Travel Conferences

Boston, MA

BARMUN: Boston Area Model United Nations

Boston, MA; Boston University
October 4-8, 2017

Application live: 8/31
Application due: 9/15
Application Feedback: 9/17

Washington, D.C.

NCSC: National Collegiate Security Council

Washington, D.C.; Georgetown University
October 26-29, 2017

Application live: 9/18
Application due: 10/01
Application Feedback: 10/08

ChoMUN: University of Chicago Model United Nations 

Chicago, IL; University of Chicago
March 28 – April 1, 2018

Application live: 1/30
Application due: 2/16
Application Feedback: 2/19

AIRC members in Mexico City

Questions about AIRC’s Collegiate Model UN?

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How to Apply

UA students of all backgrounds and statuses are welcome to apply to be a part of AIRC’s travel delegations once they have paid their club dues for the semester. Once an application is available for dues-paying members to apply for a travel conference, it will go live here on the AIRC website and will also be available in the weekly email. The first application that will be available is for BARMUN on August 31st.