Model United Nations Summer Institute


UCLA offers a week-long intensive in-residence Model United Nations Summer Institutes for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Students may select one of the following dates:

Model United Nations (A): July 9 - 15, 2017
Model United Nations (B): July 16 - 22, 2017

Students may select either session, or may elect to participate in both. If the latter, students will be required to select different committees and entities to represent, so as to allow for a unique experience in each session.

The UCLA Model UN Summer Institute draws interest from high school students across the nation and across the world. In past Summer Institutes, we have welcomed students from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, as well as Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.


Students who successfully complete the program will receive 2 units of Pass/No Pass University of California credit.


Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes housing, a meal plan, a schedule of activities, and supervision, is mandatory for all students.



""I loved the MUN institute. The institute as a whole was amazing and a really great experience. I had a ton of fun and I still keep in touch with many of the friends that I made. I fell in love with UCLA during the institute, as well, and I REALLY hope that I'll be accepted when I apply in two years!!!""

"It's instilled an even further love of MUN and helped me in gaining further MUN skills. I hope to use these skills and become a better debater, diplomat, and person. One day, I hope to become an ambassador or go into law, and this MUN camp has taught me a lot about both professions. Thank you!"

"This Institute has given me a stronger sense of world dynamics and has heightened my interest in globally impacting the world. I learned an incredible amount and met people (campers and counselors alike) who had an impact on the way I viewed just about everything. I am so happy I attended."

"Thank you so much for putting together and coordinating the MUN Institute at UCLA. I'm leaving with a greater curiosity of what's happening in the world surrounding me and an excitement to learn more about the different governmental/ international theories. ( I'll definitely incorporate those theories in my AP Gov essays!) I met great people, got to get acquainted with the UCLA campus, and inherited a pretty superb college support group too. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into's greatly appreciated."

"I would personally like to thank you and the rest of the counselors for giving me an amazing experience this summer! The passion and the knowledge you guys illustrated has motivated me to start MUN at my school."

"I just wanted to say a sincere thank you to you and the rest of the MUN team that made my week amazing at UCLA's MUN Summer Institute. I truly enjoyed learning about MUN and the issues the UN faces, and I had a blast meeting new people that will undoubtedly be lifelong friends. None of this would have been possible without you, and so once again, thank you for all your hard work to make this happen!"


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The Model United Nations Summer Institute is designed for students in grades 9-12. The program is first-come, first-served.

Registration is conveniently done online here. In order to guarantee a spot in the program, a valid payment of the non-refundable deposit ($400 for international students; $150 for all others) is required if registering prior to the May 1 payment deadline. After the payment deadline, a full payment of all fees including the non-refundable deposit but excluding any applicable document and IEI fees is required for registration. Registration is not complete until the required payment is made. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make payment.

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances including, but not limited to, drop for non-payment and withdrawal, even if you withdraw from the program before it begins. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as processing fee charge on your BruinBill account. If the program is full, you will not be prompted to make payment. When your application is accepted from the wait list, you will be notified by email with instructions for methods of payment.

If applicable, the document and IEI fees must be paid on MyUCLA after registration. For more information, please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left column.

Already submitted the registration form but need to make a change or complete registration? You can easily do so by retrieving your registration. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address.

Changes that can be updated or made using the retrieve form include:

  • Paying non-refundable deposit
  • Uploading required documents
  • Dropping a current program

If you would like to switch into a different program or add additional programs, please contact our office at with your five-digit registration number, the students first and last name, and a description of the change you are requesting.


The UCLA Student Code of Conduct has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship. Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow Summer Sessions students, UCLA's faculty members, and members of the local community.

Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Code of Conduct includes:

  • Academic honesty
  • Treatment of others
  • Health and safety
  • Use of resources
  • Use of alcohol and controlled substances

UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.

During the summer, matriculated UCLA students and visiting students alike are members of our diverse and inclusive True Bruin community. For more information on the student code of conduct, please visit the Dean of Students' website.

Program Dates

JULY 9 - JULY 15, 2017

JULY 16 - JULY 22, 2017

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Summer Institutes Registration Opens

MARCH 1 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students application available

MAY 1: Full Payment via MyUCLA due for Precollege Summer Institutes

JUNE 1: Refund Deadline for Precollege Summer Institutes

JULY 9-15: Model United Nations Summer Institute (A) - Model United Nations (A)

JULY 16-22: Model United Nations Summer Institutes (B) - Model United Nations (B)