Why Attend RUMUN?
As the world continues to become more complex and interrelated, there is a specific need for programming that offers students an opportunity to learn about important global issues. The Model United Nations program complements classroom education techniques by immersing students in dialogue with their peers. While Social Studies and history curriculum traditionally focuses on a Western or American perspective on global affairs, Rutgers Model United Nations programs offer a more balanced world-view to all participants.
The hallmark quality of Rutgers Model United Nations is our commitment to realism. Committees for each conference are selected to provide students with a balanced understanding of the world around them, and our discussion topics reflect challenging, intellectual, and often controversial topics that are not generally discussed in the newspaper or the classroom. By bringing students together outside of the school environment, RUMUN seeks to develop the minds of our student delegates. While students gain a direct appreciation for the topics discussed in their committees, RUMUN staff works tirelessly to help students understand not only their role in global society, but also in the arts of diplomacy, compromise, and collaboration.
In addition to our commitment to overall educational growth, RUMUN seeks to create an enjoyable environment in which students are empowered to direct their own path of learning. The staff of each Rutgers Model United Nations conference is committed to providing individual attention to each conference participant. Our staff begins training for the conference nearly a year before the event, completing extensive research on their topics of debate. Throughout the entire process, students are encouraged to contact their committee director or any staff member with any questions or concerns regarding discussion topics or the process of the conference. Moreover, IDIA is happy to provide resources and opportunities for continued enrichment of students.