Pace University student Jackie Kelleher ’15 representing Venezuela in a simulation of the Human Rights Council at the 2014 Geneva International Model UN conference. Photo courtesy of GIMUN.

Pace University’s New York City Model UN program is planning to help cover the costs of between seven and 15 students (depending on final budget approval, the number of eligible applicants and costs of flights) who wish to attend the Geneva International Model United Nations conference, held at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 4-12 March, 2016. The conference will be held in simultaneously in both English and French (with translation between the two working languages).

Unlike with most Model UN conferences, GIMUN reserves the final right to choose which students can participate. As a result all applications will need to be approved by both Pace and GIMUN itself. Pace MUN students will travel together and stay together, accompanied by the MUN faculty advisor, Dr. Matthew Bolton and another faculty/staff member. However, they will participate in their own delegations, not necessarily alongside other Pace students.

Pending final approval from the administration, Pace University will cover much of the cost of participation, including conference fees, flights and internal transportation and housing. However, participants accepted to go on the trip will need to make a contribution of around $400-500 (exact amount to be determined), plus any passport, visa, medical or vaccination costs you need to be able to travel and your own food and entertainment costs.

To download an application form, click here. Note that there are eligibility restrictions on this opportunity, so please read through the document carefully. Please submit your application forms to the Pace NYC MUN program by email (mbolton@pace.edu) by 14 December 2015 at noon at the latest (late or paper submissions will not be accepted).

To learn about previous Pace University students’ experiences at GIMUN, click here for 2012 and here for 2014.