The Model UN team travels to conferences to consider international issues in mock United Nations committee sessions. At each conference, we debate from the perspective of a specific country. We also attend conferences with "crisis simulations" in which, rather than a UN committee, you would be participating in an historical or fictional/futuristic reenactment such as the 1994 South African government, the 2050 US National Security Council, or a SHIELD committee. No experience is necessary; we provide training before each conference and are happy to help you with the research process.
What We Do
In addition to traveling and learning about international issues, MUN is a great way to make friends and get involved on campus. We hold awareness events and socials on UN Day, most holidays, and all throughout the year. Our socials include paining the wall on 34th, BBQs at Lake Wauberg, Gator game tailgates, sporting events, and parties. We are avid participants in UF's intramurals! We have played indoor soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, and soccer, while we are not always the best, we always have fun! We also host two weekend-long conferences throughout the year, one for high school students, GatorMUN, and one for college students, FLCS.
We'd really love to see you at our weekly meetings every Wednesday in the Reitz at 7:30 pm and you can join at any time throughout the semester! There is no try-out process or appplication to become a member. We welcome every University of Florida student who is interested. Please let us know if you have questions about our organization or if you'd like to be added to the listserv.