What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
In Model United Nations (MUN), students learn about diplomacy and international relations among other things. Students learn about current and past events, and participate in a simulation where they act as a delegate from a certain country and present their views on the chosen topic. MUN is offered at schools as an elective class or club.
How long does it last?
The camp is 4 days long from June 8-11th. From 8:30-12:30pm.
How much does it cost?
How will I pay?
By check. Please make checks out to Austin High Model UN and mail them to (or drop them off at the office)
Austin High School
c/o Ralph Miller
1715 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78703
Where do I drop my students off/pick them up?
Please drop campers off on the East side of Austin High near the PAC.
What are the topics?
The topics are still being selected by our staff. As soon as topics are chosen they will be posted here.
How do you choose the topics?
Our staff picks topics that they are passionate about and write a background paper to use for their classroom conference.
Will there be snacks?
Yes. We will do our best to accommodate campers with allergies. Campers may also bring their own snacks, if needed because of dietary restrictions.
Are there breaks?
Yes. Each day there are two 10 minute breaks.
How many students are in a room?
There will be around 15-20 campers in each room.
What is a conference?
A conference is a day (+) event where, delegates from other schools come together to participate in simulations. Our conference will be held within assigned classrooms.
What is a simulation?
A simulation is the debate of the topic. Where delegates speak as a representative from somewhere and speak as them on the chosen topic.
What is a background paper?
A background paper contains information on the topic of the committee. It includes the background of the topic and important information that will be needed for delegates to be ready for simulation.
What is a position paper?
A position paper is a paper that delegates write before participating in a simulation or conference. An average paper is 3 paragraphs. With the topic of each being 1) History of the topic 2) How does it effect your delegation & past solutions 3) Possible solutions. Students will learn how to write a position paper during the camp.
What do campers need to bring?
If campers have their own computer, they are allowed to bring it. We are working on renting carts of chrome books for each classroom. Please be aware that if you bring your own computer we can not be responsible for its safe keeping.