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.
YMUNI participants will leave the program with:
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
YMUNI 2019 will be held at Yale University from August 3-8, 2019. The cost of attendance for 2019 is $1500 USD. Financial aid is available to both domestic and international students.
YMUNI is operated as a constituent program of the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA). YIRA is one of Yale’s largest student organizations, with 501c3 non-profit status. More information about YIRA can be found here.
A sample schedule for YMUNI 2019 can be found here.
FAQs can be found here.
THE 2019 TEAM:
David is a first-year in Ezra Stiles college from Fort Lee, New Jersey. He is interested in majoring in Economics and Cognitive Science. In his free time, David enjoys playing piano and designing buildings, houses, cars, and cities. He spent his past summer working as a surgical assistant at a dental office, where he learned the importance of not only flossing every night but also telling other people (his suitemates) to floss. At Yale, David is the captain of the Stiles IM volleyball team, and he can often be seen badgering people in the dining hall to sign up the night before games. He is also a member of the YMUN secretariat, helping to host this year's conference. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the YMUNI program!
Timothy Han, Conference Director
Timothy is the Director of Communications for YMUNI 2019. He is a first-year in Silliman College and is extremely excited to meet all of you. On campus, he is a member or on the secretariat of the Yale Model United Nations conference, the Model United Nations Team at Yale, the Security Council Simulation at Yale, the International Relations Symposium at Yale, the Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group, and Christian Union at Yale. Please feel free to reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions about the YMUNI program!
Ananya Kachru, Communications Director
Ananya is a first-year student in Morse College at Yale, and is so excited to join the YMUNI team as Director of Communications! Originally from Woodbridge, Connecticut (yes! only a little more than five miles away from Yale!), Ananya is interested in the nexus between politics, women empowerment, and education. In addition to her involvement with YMUNI, Ananya is involved with the Yale Debate Association, South Asian Society, Splash at Yale (an education outreach initiative), and other constituent programs with the Yale International Relations Association. She loves to travel, dance, take photos around campus, browse through inspirational quotations, and chat about quite literally anything in her free time. Ananya is looking forward to meeting all of our delegates very soon!
Hadley Copeland, Curriculum Director
Hadley is a first-year in Trumbull College planning to major in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. At Yale, she is a member of Havenly, an organization that sells baklava made by refugee chefs, teaches with Hemispheres, tutors refugees through RISE, and writes for The Politic. In her free time, Hadley is a member of Danceworks, enjoys learning languages, traveling, and listening to German indie music. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the YMUNI program!
Tyler Jager, Community Director
Tyler is a current first-year student in Silliman College, and a prospective major in Global Affairs and History. He hails from the freezing and beautiful state of Vermont. On campus, he writes, edits, and manages outreach for the Yale Review of International Studies, volunteers in the Silliman buttery, and participates in Yale College Democrats and Students for Yemen. He likes to spend his free time reading, running, planning road trips, and wasting time in the Acorn, Yale's student-run coffee shop. Please feel free to reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions about the YMUNI program!