2021 Spring Institute in Global Leadership

Registration is now OPEN! Join us for a 3-day virtual Model UN program on the topic of climate change during your spring break!

Program Details

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Spring Institute in Global Leadership offers 3-day Model UN programs for students from all over the world to work together and address issues of climate change.

Throughout the program, students will:

  • Learn about climate change from our stellar college interns and staff
  • Participate in public speaking and negotiation activities
  • Meet expert guest speakers
  • Engage in team-building activities
  • Step into the role of a diplomat during Model UN simulations

Who: Students in grades 7-10

When: Two options available:

Will this program be held in person or virtually?: This program is virtual!

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm EST each day. Please note: this is in Eastern Standard Time

Cost: $345 per student

Questions: Email [email protected]

What is Model UN?

In Model UN, participants learn about a global issue and are assigned to a specific country. In a simulation that mirrors a UN committee session, students (or delegates, as we refer to them!) give speeches, engage in formal debate, collaborate and negotiate ideas, draft solutions (referred to in Model UN as “resolutions”), and vote. Using parliamentary procedure to structure debate (just like the real UN!), students have the opportunity to build skills for life and leadership while learning about a complex global issue.

Note: Our Spring Institute in Global Leadership programs are open to students of all Model UN levels!

How does virtual Model UN work? Several days before the start of the program, registered students will receive a specially designed website that includes all the resources, materials, and links needed for the program. Students will convene via Zoom.

To learn how virtual Model UN works, click here!

Click Below to Register!

  • February Break Option: Wednesday, Feb 17 – Friday, Feb 19; Grades 7-10; click here!
  • March Break Options: Monday, Mar 15 – Wednesday, Mar 17; Grades 7-10; click here!

Get $25 Back When You Refer a Friend!

Refer a friend and you and your friend will get $25 back! (It’s a win-win!) To refer a friend, click here.

Important notes about the refer-a-friend refund:

  • In order to be eligible for a $25 refer-a-friend refund, both parties must register for the program on or before Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Refer-a-friend refunds will be received no sooner than Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Only 1 refer-a-friend refund per person (even if you refer multiple people)
  • Refer-a-friend refunds are non-transferrable and are credited to the card used for registration

Financial Support

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) offers financial assistance to students who otherwise would be unable to attend the Spring Institute by providing half and full scholarships. Scholarships are funded through grants, donations, and in-kind support from UNAGB.

Please Note: Scholarships are limited. Only apply for a scholarship if you are able to attend the entire program. If you accept a scholarship and do not attend the program in full, you will not be eligible for future UNAGB scholarships.

What to expect: There are four parts to the application for financial support. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Step 1: Questionnaire — to be completed by the student and/or parent/guardian
  • Step 2: Essay question — to be completed by the student
  • Step 3: Letter of recommendation reminder — to be written by a teacher
  • Step 4: Electronic Signature — to be completed by the student

Deadline: Friday, January 22 at 11:59pm EST
Applications will not be accepted after the January 22 deadline. Please note, all components of the application must be submitted by the deadline, including the letter of recommendation, in order to be considered.

Apply for financial support: Click here

For questions, please email [email protected]

Sample Schedule (Not exact schedule)