• Vienna International Model United Nations Conference

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

  • introduction

    Vienna International Model United Nations Conference

    Vienna International Model United Nations Conference, abbreviated as VIMUN, is held at the United Nations Office at Vienna for the entire process. Supported by the United Nations Office at Vienna and the Vienna government, VIMUN has attracted the delegates from more than 40 countries or regions per year in terms of its great richness, inclusiveness and challenging. Thus, VIMUN has provided a platform for college students to understand and participate in the international affairs.

    • Date: July 30th to August 3rd, 2017
    • Venue: United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) 

    The Vienna International Model United Nations Conference provides a stage for college students around the world to understand and participate in the international affairs: the delegates from all over the world are supposed to gather together in VIMUN and put forward their own ideas, cultivating the thinking skills in need of being an international citizen; the students are going to analyze and deal with the international affairs from the perspective of diplomats, which will effectively enhance their awareness and abilities to solve international issues.

     

    The trait VIMUN differs from other conferences is that it will be held in one of the four offices of the United Nations Offices in Vienna. Therefore, the delegates will fulfill themselves on the real conference hall of the UN and explore the future of the world while experience the charm of being the diplomat with the fellows from every corner of the world.

  • Vienna International Model United Nations Conference 2017

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

  • features

    Vienna International Model United Nations Conference

    A. Strong Official Support​

    The official character is the biggest difference between Vienna International Model UN Conference and other international conferences. VIMUN is held directly at the conference hall of the United Nations Office at Vienna, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes is also located at the United Nations Office at Vienna. In addition, as the sponsor of the conference, the United Nations Youth and Student Association-AUSTRIA-Akademisches Forum für Außenpolitik (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) is specially founded as an Austria youth dialogue platform, which provides a strong academic support for the conferences. The government of Vienna hosts and creates the Vienna International Model United Nations Conference and has been able to deliver a steady stream of resources to it.

    B. Vital Government Communication​

    The Vienna International Model United Nations Conference provides delegates with access to United Nations diplomats, staff and city government officials. On the second night of the GalaReception, delegates will be invited to the Vienna city hall and attend a formal dinner hosted by the mayor personally. Thus, the delegates can experience the style and features of the European city government and officials closely. During the sessions, the delegates will be arranged for lunch at the restaurant of United Nations Office at Vienna, so that they would have chances to communicate with the officials face-to-face and experience the UN’s operation mode and work characteristics as the most authoritative international organization in the world.

    C. Authentic Meeting Experience​

    The conference venue is at the United Nations Office at Vienna, where connects the model United Nations and the real organization by the same time and space. Here, delegates will not only speak, debate and negotiate in the real United Nations conference, but also experience the daily works and operation patterns of diplomats and staff members of the world’s first-esteem international organization. Therefore, academic skills is not the only evaluation standard in VIMUN, while the comprehensive qualities such as diplomatic etiquette will also be a dimension of measuring a delegate’s performance.

    D. Traditional European Rules​

    Differs from the majority of international Mode UN conferences, the VIMUN selects the rules of procedure which is known as “European Rules” during the entire process, which put forward a higher requirement for the delegates in terms of document writing and improvising capacities. One-to-many debates with many-to-one inquiries makes delegates feel the hardships of the debate and negotiation during the process of draft resolution publishment. Model UN begins to recover the original simplicity with the “Vienna System” which has guarded the world peace for a century. The Vienna International Model United Nations hopes delegates will be able to apply this successful diplomatic technique to the conference and bring it back to glory in a new era.

    E. Romantic European Charm​

    As the center of European classical music and the birthplace of waltz, there are many opera houses and cinemas with all kinds of concert halls all over the city. Walking around Vienna, you can feel the edification of music on this city almost everywhere. When the conference bureau sit around a circle and play a mesmerizing violin ensemble in the opening ceremony, when the Vienna waltz haunts the evening dance in the social event, when the beautiful melody floats to the Blue Danube River and the quiet Vienna forest…The connection of tradition and contemporary creates sparks in the stage of diplomacy, are you ready?

  • achievement

    Vienna International Model United Nations Conference

    Overseas Experience

    • Vienna International Model UN represents one of the European academic conferences with a high degree of recognition. Attending the VIMUN 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 Vienna International Model UN Official Committee.
    • The delegates who performed outstanding in the conference would be rewarded with Best Delegate.

    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.
    • Vienna International 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

    • The VIMUN can improve 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

    Vienna International Model United Nations​ Conference

    15 Days Trip | 32800 RMB​

    Date: July 24th to August 7th, 2017

    Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria

    Switzerland​

    Political Landmark: UN Palace of Nations, Bern Federal Buildings (Bundenshaus)

    Cultural Experience: Grossmünster, Old City of Bern, Union Bank of Switzerland

    Historical Visit: Swiss National Museum, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Einstein-Haus

    Germany​

    University Tour: University of Munich, Munich University of Technology

    Political Landmark: Neues Rathaus

    Cultural Experience: Marienplatz, Neuschwanstein Castle

    Historical Visit: Deutsches Museum, Munich Residence Museum

    Austria​

    Artistic Sightseeing: Goldener Saal Wiener Musikvereins

    Political Landmark: United Nations Office at Geneva, Austria Parlament

    Cultural Experience: Mirabell Gardens, Schonbrunn Palace

    Historical Visit: Mozart Residence

  • What We Offer

    Vienna International Model United Nations​ Conference

    Academic Training

    • Registration fee and conference fee;
    • 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 international Model UN conferences;
    • Senior advisor team through the whole conference, offering tips/advise when necessary;
    • Generous scholarship program settings.

    Departure Preparation

    • VIP visa service, arranging one-to-one visa training to ensure that every student can be well-prepared according to their personal situation and get the European Schengen Visa. (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

    • European visa fee charged by the Embassy;
    • Round-trip tickets between Beijing to Europe and transportation costs within the European areas;
    • Accommodation, meals and tickets for each visit place (except for meals during the VIMUN);
    • 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  Europe;
    • Students are prohibited from going out without permission;
    • Travel accident insurance for every delegate and advisor.
  • Scholarship

    Vienna International 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 10000 | Quota:1​

    1. Attend VIMUN 2017 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation, and make outstanding performance;
    2. Gained recognition from the VIMUN committee, win awards of Best Delegate.

    Second prize scholarship: RMB 2000 | Quota: 1

    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 VIMUN 2017 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation.

    Third prize scholarship: RMB 1000 | Quota: 2

    1. Won awards of Outstanding Delegate, Best Position Paper, Best Diplomatic Manner, etc. in Model UN conferences before;
    2. Attend VIMUN 2017 as part of Nisen Model UN Delegation.

    Scholarship of Best Attitude: RMB 500 | Quota: 3

    1. Attended academic training courses delivered by Nisen Model UN and reached certain standard;
    2. Attend every session in the VIMUN 2017 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 VIMUN 2017 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 VIMUN 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

    Vienna International 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

    Vienna International 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

    Vienna International Model United Nations​ Conference

    Q: As the Vienna International Model UN adopts the rules of procedure that is known as “European Rules”, which shares differences with the general “American Rules”, how can I learn it?​

    A: The Vienna International Model UN Conference adopts the rules of procedure that is known as “European Rules”, and has both similarities and differences with the “American Rules”. “European Rules” highlights the ability of debating and paper writing. Due to the unfamiliarity of “European Rules”, we would provide professional training class of academy and rules for all the delegates who have got access to the VIMUN Conference. The classes include basic knowledge of international relations, paper writing and diplomatic etiquette, and the academic team members are from famous colleges and universities in the world who have once served as the secretary-general of Model UN Association or major in international relations and have rich theoretical and practical experience of conferences. What needs to be done for the delegates is to understand the relevant conferences and background knowledge before in advance, so as to facilitate a faster promotion in formal classes.

    Q: If I want to participate VIMUN 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 VIMUN 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 is the students’ enthusiasm for international affairs, the attitude towards Model UN as well as the fluency of their English language skills. In order to let the zero-based students have the same wonderful experience and rich conference harvest, Nisen Model UN has specially created a senior academic guidance team for delegates (including elites from Yale University, Columbia University, Peking University, China University of Foreign Affairs and Renmin University), and you can register as long as you have a strong interest in Model UN and are willing to learn the relevant rules and knowledge.

    Q: Must the participants be the students who major in international relations or English that have the chance to attend VIMUN 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.

  • Vienna International Model United Nations Conference 2017

    Nisen Model United Nations Delegation

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