2021 Summer Institute in Global Leadership

Learn about global issues, build skills for life and leadership, and collaborate with students from across the world during our week-long Model UN programs!

Program Details

[Update as of June 9th, 2021: UNAGB will be offering both in-person and virtual programs this summer]

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Summer Institute in Global Leadership offers week-long Model UN programs for students from all over the world to work together and address global issues. Each week focuses on a specific topic — including Human RightsGlobal HealthClimate ChangeOcean ConservationWomen in Leadership, and Advanced Public Speaking.

Throughout each week, students will:

  • Learn about the topic at hand 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

When: Week-long programs in June, July, and August. Students are encouraged to attend multiple weeks! (Scroll down to the “Registration” section for specific dates!)

Cost of virtual program: $545 per student per week.

Cost of in person program: $745 per student per week

Questions: See if we’ve answered your question in our FAQ! If not, please contact us! Call 617-482-4587 or email [email protected]

Registration is Now Open for 2021!

Registration is now open for our 2021 programs! Click each of the links below to register!

Virtual Programs

In-Person Programs 

  • Climate Change: July 12 – July 16; Open to grades 7-10. Click here to register! Held at Suffolk University
  • Ocean Conservation: July 19 – July 23; Open to grades 7-10. Click here to register! Held at Suffolk University
  • Women in Leadership: August 2 – August 6; Open to grades 7-10. Click here to register! Location TBA – Boston or Cambridge

Financial Support

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) offers financial assistance to students who otherwise would be unable to attend the Summer 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: Short answer question — to be completed by the student
  • Step 3: Electronic Signature — to be completed by the student

Deadlines: We have re-opened scholarship applications. Applications are due by July 2nd. 

Apply for financial support: Click here

For questions, please email [email protected]

Refund Policy

UNAGB offers the following refund policy for the Summer Institute in Global Leadership:

  • If you request a refund at least 60 days before the first day of the program, you are eligible for a full refund
  • If you request a refund at least 30 days before before the first day of the program, you are eligible for a 50% refund
  • If you request a refund less than 30 days before the first day of the program, you are not eligible for a refund