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.
Apply today and join us for what will be an incredible week at Yale, YMUNI 2019.
FAQs can be found here.
THE 2019 TEAM:
Farah Emory-Muhammad, Executive Director
Farah is a Global Affairs and Economics double major from the Washington, D.C. area. She is particularly interested in the East Asian Tigers’ unique economic development, including local business practices and urban environments. She spent the summer of 2018 in Seoul, South Korea studying Korean on the Light Fellowship, during which she delved deeper into how the country’s super-accelerated economic growth, dubbed the “Miracle on the Han River,” had left both visible and invisible marks on the social landscape.
On campus, Farah is involved with the Yale-China Association’s YUNA Exchange Program, a unique, six-month academic and cultural exchange program between Yale University and Hong Kong’s New Asia College, during which students conduct research to be presented in Hong Kong. She also serves as a co-Director for the Yale International Policy Competition, during which 400 undergraduates engage with a contemporary international policy challenge and develop networking and practical policy writing skills.
When she’s not completing work for Yale’s various international affairs-related organizations, she enjoys reading and watching documentaries.
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, Communications Director
Timothy Han 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!
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 Jager 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!