About FIU MUN

What is FIU MUN?

FIU MUN is Florida International University's very own Model United Nations competitive program. It is supported by Student Government Association, Office of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and SIPA’s Department of Politics and International Relations. The FIU Model United Nations Program is an international relations course offered during both the fall and spring semesters. The course provides an interactive environment engrossing students in the different aspects of political and international affairs.

Attending each conference is taken care of in advance by the university. Please note; however, that attendance at each conference only covers each attending students travel, hotel, and registration fees. Each attending delegate is responsible for providing their own meals. FIU MUN also hosts the annual FIU Model UN High School Conference, a Model UN conference designed for high school students.

Applications

Applications are currently available by clicking here. Prospective applicants will be contacted immediately following the submission of their application. It is imperative that each student fill out their contact information legibly. Moreover, a working email address or working number should be provided by the applicant.

Please note that interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. The faster a delegates submit their application, the faster we can interview said delegate. Moreover, decisions are based upon the intricacies (application volume, conferences we attend, etc.) dictated by each semester. Finally, decisions for the fall semester are usually announced in mid-to-early August. Decisions for the spring semester are usually announced in mid-to-late November, while in some years decisions have been in announced in early December as well.

Applications: Applications must be submitted electronically to modelun@fiu.edu or physically to SIPA 5th Floor.

Interviews

Each year the application process becomes increasingly competitive. Please note that interviews are granted to all applicants. Only after an initial interview has been conducted will an applicant be informed whether they or are not going to be granted a second interview. Moreover, each applicant will also be made aware if they are selected to become a delegate of the FIU Model UN Program. The final decision may be rendered by mail, e-mail, or telephone.

Time Commitments

The Model UN program requires complete commitment from all of its students. Aside from normal classroom activities, membership demands that each student attend coordinated FIU MUN activities, conferences, classes, training seminars and other events not listed.

How many students will be accepted to the FIU MUN Program?

There is no fixed number of students accepted into the program. For example, in past years, the Program has had as few as 15 delegates and as many as 32 (2012).

Are there any specific requirements to enter the FIU MUN Program? Besides being a student that is both currently enrolled in coursework and in good academic standing, there are no formal requirements needed to join the Model UN Program at FIU. Additionally, there are no prerequisites needed to apply for each respective semester; prior experience is not needed; and class year is not factored into consideration when selecting delegates. For example, a student who is currently a senior or a junior will not receive preference over a freshman or a sophomore.

Please also note there is not a minimum GPA, preferred course major, or requisite number of credits needed to be considered. Each and every student will be evaluated on the merits of their entire interview process and treated on a first come, first serve basis. All students are welcomed to apply, but only the most qualified will be accepted into the program.

Contact Information

Program Director: Ethan Roberts
E-mail: modelun@fiu.edu
Website: ModelUN.FIU.EDU
Location: SIPA Room 530
Phone: 305.348.6565