What is YMUNI?

The Yale Model United Nations Institute, or YMUNI, is a one-week long residential summer program for high school students about leadership, international relations, and Model United Nations run by Yale students from the Yale International Relations Association. Through YMUNI, program participants will learn more about the world, themselves, YIRA, and the amazing resources Yale has to offer.

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For Interested Participants

YMUNI offers top-tier education to hone the abilities of talented high school students. It is an excellent program for individuals already involved in Model UN, interested in becoming involved or simply passionate about international relations as a discipline. Some of the skills participants will walk away from YMUNI with include:

  • a better understanding of international relations and global affairs

  • refined MUN skills, such as public speaking, research, writing and debate

  • the experience of living in one of Yale’s residential colleges

  • new friendships with engaged students from around the country/world

  • exposure to Yale professors and resources as well as other phenomenal guest speakers

  • the opportunity to learn and to connect with some of Yale’s best and brightest students

For Yale Students

Are you interested in Model UN? Are you passionate about education? Do you want to get hands-on experience with running a residential summer program? YMUNI offers several opportunities to get involved with curriculum planning, social programming and more. In addition to the YMUNI Director, there are three other positions on the YMUNI team:

  • Conference Director: Coordinates the logistical aspects of the program, working with YCE and the YIRA Treasurer to coordinate rooms and financial aid.

  • Communications Director: Heads outreach, recruitment, and ensures that participants receive up-to-date information about YMUNI.

  • Curriculum Director: Plans classes, creates schedule, and invites guest speakers to carry out YMUNI's educational mission.

  • Community Director: Oversees the admissions process to ensure that YMUNI's educational opportunities are accessible to a diverse group of students.

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YMUNI Website: ymuni-yira.org

YMUNI Executive Director: ymuni@yira.org

YMUNI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ymuninstitute/