Frequently Asked Questions
MUN is a unique experience for high school students and offers a number of unique advantages not found in advanced placement or college prep classes. At El Toro, we are always looking to expand our program. For more information about the program, please read the frequently asked questions and student testimonials below. For more information on joining now, please email us or contact one of our on-campus advisors
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Today, more than 400,000 middle school, high school and college/university students worldwide participate in Model United Nations. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model U.N. during their academic careers, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former World Court Justice Stephen M. Schwebel, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Model U.N. exercises take place at school, regional, national, and international levels. Conferences may be attended by participants from all over the United States and the world. Today there are more than 400 conferences that take place in 35 countries
Model U.N. delegates are students who assume the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model U.N. event. Delegates of any level and ability may participate if they have the ambition to learn something new and work with people to try and make a difference in the world. Model U.N. students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education and even medicine.