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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Delegate School Year MUN Programs

About Model UN

What do students do in Model UN? Students solve real-world issues from the perspective of a country that they are assigned. Students will have to make speeches, debate, negotiate, write resolutions, and lobby to get them passed.Watch this video to see how it works! 

What do students gain most from Model UN? Students gain confidence in public speaking, debate, and negotiation. Students learn about world issues and feel part of a worldwide community. Students make new friends from around the world. And students become inspired to lead and create change. 

Why do students love doing Model UN? Students love dressing up as world leaders to solve world issues with students from around the world. MUN is fun because it’s one of the most engaging and interactive educational experiences available in the virtual environment. 

How does Model UN help with college applications? Colleges are looking for students who are globally aware and have leadership skills, and these are the exact two qualities that Model UN develops in students. Want to learn more check out this guide on how Model UN prepares students for College. 

How is Model UN different from other debating programs? Model UN is different from Speech & Debate or Mock Trial in that the students have to work in-depth with students from other schools to solve issues together rather than debating against them. Model UN is different from Model Congress or JSA in that it’s focused on world issues rather than on domestic issues. Students also have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the topics they discuss over the course of a six hour (or more) conference and view them from the perspective of different countries. 

What is our educational philosophy? Best Delegate seeks to Bring Out the Best in every student. We want to help students gain more confidence than when they started, and we do this through our program design, educators’ mindset, and teachable moments in MUN.  

Who coaches the MUN Teams? Our world-class curriculum is designed by Best Delegate MUN experts, and our programs are taught by the top collegiate Model UN leaders in the country. All staff have been background checked, trained, and certified, and they typically have more experience with facilitating engaging virtual programs than many school teachers have.

FAQs about MUN Teams

What is the time commitment? Students attend one hour of MUN team practice per week and may spend an additional hour doing research or preparation on their own. MUN conferences are six hours each. Students are highly recommended to attend all sessions, but may notify staff if they have to miss a session due to personal circumstances or academic conflicts. Refunds are not provided for missed sessions. 

What if my child is already doing MUN at school? They are welcome to join the Best Delegate MUN team to gain additional MUN experience that can help them get ahead and stand out in the future as a MUN delegate or as a student officer for their club. 

What leadership opportunities will be available for students? Students with Prior MUN experience will be given the opportunity to take on leadership roles starting in November.   In Fall, students will have the opportunity to serve as “Peer Mentors” to mentor other students, serve as staff during crisis conferences, serve as vice chairs during conferences, & create Model UN content. In the Spring students will also have the opportunity to take on additional leadership positions on teams.

Can students outside the USA or Canada enroll? Yes! Students from all countries are welcome to enroll. Please note that daylight savings time in the USA ends on November 6 and may shift your class time by an hour if you’re located outside the USA.

What if we need to switch which class we are in after we enroll? Please email us at support@bestdelegate.com and we will be happy to accommodate the switch if space is still available in your preferred class.  

Can we open a private MUN Team with a day and time zone that works for us? Yes! Private MUN Teams and/or private MUN Conferences can be arranged for groups of 10 or more students. Please contact support@bestdelegate.com with any questions. 

Best Delegate MUN Conference (BDMUNC) Questions

Are position papers required? How much preparation is required before attending a Best Delegate Model UN Conference? We do not require position papers and our conferences are not intended to be research-heavy. In terms of preparation, we typically recommend students spend 2 hours preparing for the conference including reading the background guide, doing a bit of research on the topic and their country, writing an opening speech, and brainstorming potential solutions. Feel free to check out this guide we created on how to prepare for virtual conferences.

When is the registration deadline for BDMUNCS? Students should enroll by the 22nd of the month prior to the conference. Please note that many conferences sell out before the enrollment deadline so if you want to guarantee your space sign up early!

When will students receive their committee assignments? Students will receive committee assignments by the 1st of the month of their conference.  For the March 4 conference students will receive assignments by February 25.

When will students receive zoom links? Students will receive zoom links by the 1st of the month of their conference along with committee assignments.  For the March 4 conference students will links by February 25.

Will Middle School and High School Students be in the same committee room? Whenever we have enough students signed up for a conference Middle School and High School Students will be in different committee rooms.

Can school groups register and pay together? Yes, school groups can register and pay together.  Schools should complete this form and submit payment as a group. Students will than receive a “discount code.” All students will then register individually for the conference using their schools custom discount code.  If you plan to have students pay individually they can all register individually without needing to complete the school group payment form.

 

MUN 101 Workshops

When is the registration deadline for MUN 101 Workshops? The last day to enroll is the day before your workshop at noon Eastern Time.  

Can school groups sign up together to attend a MUN 101 Workshop? Yes, School Groups can sign up to attend a workshop together. Students can pay individually or the school can pay as a group. Schools can complete this group payment form and submit payment as a group. Students will than receive a “discount code.” All students will then register individually for the workshop using their schools custom discount code.

 

Refunds and Cancellations

Please see our Refund and Cancellation Policy here

Additional Questions?

Having any questions or need help completing your registration?  Email us at support@bestdelegate.com