• Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

  • introduction

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    Harvard National Model United Nations, abbreviated as HNMUN, buckled down in 1955(10 years after the establishment of the United Nations) has the longest history, the biggest scale and the most far-reaching influence. HNMUN 2018(the 64th Harvard National Model United Nations) is enable to set up 4 committees (General Assembly/Economic and Social Council/Regional Bodies/Specialized Agencies), which will be made up with 25 branches. Besides, the Press Corps and NGOs are also available for applying. In total, there are 195 countries (including 2 observing countries) are provided to all the delegations.

    • Date: February 15th to 18th, 2018
    • Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA

    HNMUN Conference provides a special stage for participants obtaining the opportunities to experience the challenges of foreign affairs and international negotiations. After a few day’s sessions, the delegates of all countries would not only deeply discuss the international issues while have a better understanding of United Nations’ works, but also get contact with the MUNers who have a common goal.

     

    More or less, it is natural for man who has been engaged in Model United Nations to visit the headstream---the United States and the Harvard University. There they could lead the world, compete with the elites from Harvard, Yale or West Point, and join into the international academic event which has a long history of 60 years and some amount attendants of 3000 persons.

     

    If you are passionate about the exciting HNMUN, if you are keen to the academic atmosphere, if you are well-prepared for the challenged platform, join Nisen MUN 2018 and show yourself on the stage of Harvard!

  • Harvard National Model United Nations Conference 2018

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

  • features

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    A. Long History of the Conference with the Broad International Arena

    The activities and contents of the Harvard National Model United Nations (abbreviated as HNMUN) are deeply recognized by the United Nations (abbreviated as UN) and are complementary to the development of the UN at the same time. Only ten years after the founding of the UN, the relevant activities have been carried out on the campus and the HNMUN has grown into the most prestigious conference in the world. Thus, the HNMUN provides an exchange platform for students from all over the world to discuss the problems we are facing today, including regional peace, economic development, social progress and human rights.

    The HNMUN brings 3000 students together each year, many of whom are the delegates from top universities in the world such as Yale, West Point, Columbia and Penn. The delegates of HNMUN manage to better understand the complexity of international diplomacy in this lively academic environment, and they are also willing to awake their international awareness as well as to solve the future issues through the debate at present.

    B. Rigorous Academic Settings with the Intense Scientific Engagement

    As the birthplace of Model United Nations (abbreviated as MUN) activities, the HNMUN has accumulated the experience of more than 60 years to provide the most professional and precise academic training for every delegate. Moreover, the comprehensive and detailed academic documents and background guide will bring students a special experience totally different from the previous ones. In order to ensure that each delegate would possess a substantial foundation of basic knowledges, the HNMUN is always well-prepared in academy, professionalism and accuracy.

    In the process of making progress and development, the HNMUN attracts both teachers and students from more than 40 countries around the world every year through the diversity of culture that is bred by its idea of internationalism. The proud achievement mentioned above provides a new perspective for intense debates, thus every delegate would have the opportunity to compete at the same time.

    C. Elaborate Meeting Preparation with the Great Social Event

    The success of the Model UN conference depends on all actors. Among them, it is extremely important for delegates to experience the rigorous meeting atmosphere and thoughtful academic service. Therefore, the HNMUN has made great efforts to recruit the experienced bureau members to lead delegates to an academic event.

    Except the daily schedule, the HNMUN also worked on the preparation of social event every night, to help the delegates better feel the enthusiasm of this city and the charm of Model UN activities.

  • achievement

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    Overseas Experience

    • Harvard Model UN represents the global academic conference with a high degree of recognition. Attending Harvard Model UN means more opportunities to have access to the prestigious foreign universities.
    • Ban Ki-moon, Clinton and other international dignitaries had also participated in the Model UN conference during their student days. Every year, there are many applicants who had joined the Model UN conference have received the offer letter from Harvard, Yale and other elite colleges.

    English Immersion

    • Listening—Discuss the international affairs and comprehend the different point of views academically in a purely English environment
    • Speaking—Express your views in English, and learn to compromise with fellow delegations while seek for help from different countries
    • Reading—Studying hundreds of pages of authentic academic materials and documents in English
    • Writing—Learn to address your position in a professional diplomatic written language

    Participant Certificate

    • All the delegates would receive an official certificate issued by Harvard National Model UN Official Committee.

    • The delegates who performed outstanding in the conference would be rewarded with Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, Honorable Mentioned and etc.

    International Views

    • Discuss the global key issues with delegates from around the world and learn the thinking patterns from each other.

    • Develop critical thinking skills in multi-angles, and also the independent thinking skills as well as the social responsibilities.

    International Connections

    • Get acquaintance with a group of students who cherish the same ideals and follow the same path with you, though they are from different countries.

    • Harvard National Model UN brings the best students all over the world together, who would be the elite of all walks of life in the future.

    Soft-Power Promotion

    • Harvard National Mode UN can improve the individual’s negotiating skills, analytical skills, presentation skills and teamwork skills.

    • Cultivate the quality to become a diplomat in advance: cooperative spirit, comprehensive ability, participation spirit, political thoughts, etc.

  • Program Fee

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    14 Days East Trip | 31800 RMB

    Date: February 7th to 20th, 2018

    City: Washington D.C, Philadelphia, New York, New Haven, Boston

    14 Days West Trip | 31800 RMB

    Date: February 7th to 20th, 2018

    City: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite, San Diego, Boston

    University Visit

    Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, The United States Military Academy at West Point

    University Visit​

    UCLA, UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, MIT

    Political Landmark

    Statue of Liberty, United Nations Headquarters, Capitol Hall, White House, Independent Hall

    Technological Innovation

    Silicon Valley (Google, Apple, Facebook), USS Midway Museum

    Cultural Experiences

    Broadway Operas, Time Square, Metropolitan Museum, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum

    Humanistic Landscape

    NBA Basketball Match, Disneyland L.A, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Yosemite National Park, Balboa Park

  • What We Offer

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    Academic Training

    • Registration fee and conference fee;
    • A five-day academic training, with the related courses taught by outstanding delegate of Model UN associations in China and the experienced leaders who have participated in the HNMUN;
    • Senior advisor team through the whole conference, offering tips/advise when necessary;
    • Generous scholarship program settings.

    Departure Preparation

    • VIP visa service, arranging visa training and providing one-to-one model interview to ensure that every student can be well-prepared according to their personal situation (In recent years, the visa pass rate Nisen MUN delegation is 100%);
    • Design and print out delegates’ name cards and provide national flags and badges for delegates to help students with engaging in social events during the conference.

    Overseas Itinerary

    • Round-trip tickets between Beijing to the United States;
    • Transportation costs within the United States;
    • Accommodation, meals and tickets for each visit place (except for meals during the HNMUN);
    • Arrangements for accommodation in strict accordance with three-star or over three-star hotel standards.

    Travel Safety

    • Professional local tour guide during the entire trip;
    • Safe and comfortable bus service to ensure traffic safety in the United States;
    • Students are prohibited from going out without permission;
    • Travel accident insurance for every delegate and advisor.
  • Scholarship

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    In order to help outstanding MUN participants in China attend international Model UN conferences, and better their cultural communication/exchange, Nisen Model UN sets different scholarships as follows:

    First prize scholarship: RMB 31800 | Quota:1

    1. Attend the HNMUN 2018 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation, and make outstanding performance;
    2. Gained recognition from the HNMUN committee, win awards such as Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate or Honorable Mentioned.

    Second prize scholarship: RMB 3000 | Quota: 2

    1. Won awards of Best Delegate in Model UN conferences before, or served as President/General Secretary in Model UN Association, or served as a member of dais in Model UN conference before. * conference size should be over 100 delegates; 
    2. Attend the HNMUN 2018 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation.

    Third prize scholarship: RMB 1500 | Quota: 3

    1. Won awards of Outstanding Delegate, Best Position Paper, Best Diplomatic Manner, etc. in Model UN conferences before;
    2. Attend the HNMUN 2018 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation.

    Scholarship of Best Attitude: RMB 800 | Quota: 8

    1. Attended academic training courses delivered by Nisen Model UN and reached certain standard;
    2. Attend every session in the HNMUN 2018 without being late or absent, and behave well;
    3. The two criteria mentioned above are evaluated by teachers and advisors of Nisen Model UN;
    4. Attend the HNMUN 2018 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation.

    Appendix

    • Each delegate may apply for only one scholarship;
    • Each delegate who applies for any kind of scholarship shall have a good performance both during academic training courses and the conference. All behaviors will be assessed by advisors;
    • Scholarship applications would be assessed after HNMUN conference;
    • If anyone has any questions regarding scholarships, please feel free and do not hesitate to contact us via email/phone/WeChat.
  • What You Possess

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    English Abilities

    • Be passionate about learning English, communicate in English fluently, have the courage to express yourself and convince others;
    • Have patience to read hundreds of English documents, have the ability to get access to English websites and information of related issues.

    Model UN Passions

    • Recognize and love the academic atmosphere of the Model UN, and is willing to devote time and energy to grow into excellent delegates;
    • Attend academic training on time, and study all the academic courses carefully then complete the following assignments.
  • Registration Notice

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    The way of recruiting delegates is take rolling admission mode and the number of official candidates is limited. Once done, no more chances for new application.

    About Interview

    • Focus: Personal Experience, Individual Influence, Unique Advantages, English Skills, International Affairs, etc;
    • Composition: 20-mins Chinese interview and 10-mins English interview;
    • Form: One-to-one telephone interview is compulsory for every delegate.

    More details about interview shall be illustrated in the appointment emails. After succeeding in enrolling and paying for the enrollment fee, we will send detailed emails about interviews to the students.

    Access Requirements​

    • Showing great interests in Model UN conferences;
    • Mastering knowledge of Model UN or willing to acquire relevant knowledge;
    • Capable of collecting and processing information quickly;
    • Good at communicating and coordinating with others or glad to do so;
    • Possess basic English communication skills.

    About English Abilities

    • Considering the official language in international Model UN conference is English, all the delegates should have good command in English listening and speaking, have the capability of understand background materials, dare to express your own opinions in English and can accurately record the relevant data and information;
    • If you think your English level can meet the above demands, you are quite welcomed to join in the Nisen Model UN delegation. If not, you can make good use of this following year to improve your English ability so that you could attend the HNMUN next year, which will benefit you more. 
  • Questions & Answers

    Harvard National Model United Nations Conference

    Q: If I want to participate the HNMUN as a member of Nisen Model UN delegation, should I must be a member of the Model UN Associations of our university? I have never heard about Model UN, nor to attended the Model UN conference, can I also register in the HNMUN as a delegate of Nisen Model UN?

    A: The original intention of Nisen Model UN is to promote the development of domestic Model UN career, and let more students know the relevant activities while have the opportunity to participate in the high level international Model UN conference. And there is a fact that we must admit is that Model UN is still not a relatively wide-spread activity in our country. Therefore, whether the student has the experience is not an important indictor to select candidates. What matters id the students’ enthusiasm for international affairs, the attitude towards Model UN as well as the fluency of their English language skills.

    Q: Must the participants be the students who major in international relations or English that have the chance to attend the HNMUN as a member of Nisen Model UN delegation?

    A: There is no major and grade restrictions for delegate application, as long as you meet our requirements with a passion of Model UN, a fluency of English speaking and listening. Each year, only about 30% students in Nisen Model UN delegation are those who major in international relations and English. Meanwhile, many of our academic mentors major in science, engineering and even mathematics, but their understanding of Model UN rules and international affairs are not worse or even better than those who major in international relations. What’s more, their enthusiasm and passionate attitude towards Model UN, as well as their communication and discussion with fellows have made them grow rapidly.

    In fact, we strongly encourage the candidates with multiple majors to participate in our project, for different characteristics and academic perspectives of different majors are often more conducive to the cultivation of critical thinking skills in Model UN.

    Q: If I cannot join in the Nisen Model UN Delegation for HNMUN this year, shall I have a second opportunity to participate in the next year?​

    A: The HNMUN holds once a year, thus Nisen Model UN forms the delegation every year and you can join in us in 2019, too. However, since the date of the annual conference usually takes 4 days during the Spring Festival and the start of every semester is totally different in different colleges, so the tour schedule may be different from this year’s trip.

  • Harvard National Model United Nations Conference 2018

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

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