Model United Nations Summer Institute

Thank you for visiting the Model United Nations Summer Institute Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, you will find answers to questions that students and parents most commonly ask us specifically about this program.

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What prior knowledge do students need of model united nations?

Students do not need to have any prior knowledge of Model United Nations to succeed in this Summer Institute.  Beginning students will be taught everything they need to know from how to deliver a speech and what exactly is international politics to how to become strong and effective delegates. Seasoned delegates are also welcome to attend MUNSI, where they will be able to hone their skills in a fast and competitive atmosphere.


When completing college applications, MUNSI participants should include UCLA as a college, university, or other post-secondary institution you have attended.

Your MUNSI coursework will appear on your UCLA Transcript as follows: Glbl St 10 INTERNTNL DIPLOMACY 2.0 units

If you like, you can also include MUNSI as part of your Personal Statement, and/or as an Activity.  For the latter, you can list the following:

  • Activity type: Academic
  • Position/Leadership description and organization name: Student at UCLA Model UN Summer Institute
  • Please describe this activity: Intensive summer course for highly motivated scholars interested in international diplomacy










Program Dates

JUNE 21 - JUNE 26, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JUNE 21-26: Model United Nations Summer Institute

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.