Summer Institute in Global Leadership

Learn about global issues, build skills for life and leadership, and collaborate with students from across the world during our week-long Model UN programs!

Program Details

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s Summer Institute in Global Leadership offers week-long Model UN programs for students from all over the world to work together and address global issues.

Throughout each week, students will:

  • Learn about the week’s thematic topic from our stellar staff and interns
  • Participate in public speaking and negotiation activities
  • Meet expert guest speakers
  • Practice working collaboratively on complex global issues
  • Step into the role of a diplomat during Model UN simulations

When: Week-long programs in June, July, and August. Students are encouraged to attend multiple weeks! (Scroll down to the “Registration” section for specific dates) Programs run 9am-3pm ET (this is a day program only).

Cost of in person program: $795 per student per week (scholarships are available – see below for details)

Questions: Please contact us! Call 617-209-9877 or email [email protected]

Registration

Registration for our 2024 programs is now live! See below for our Summer 2024 schedule:

 

  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Human Rights – Register here
    • Location: Harvard Business School – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: June 17-18 and June 20-21 (Please note: Human Rights is a 4-day Institute in order to pause and honor Juneteenth)
    • Age: Grades 6-12
    • Price: $635 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Global Health – Register here
    • Location: Harvard Business School – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: June 24-28
    • Age: Grades 6-12
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Women in Leadership – Register here
    • Location: Simmons University – Boston, MA
    • Dates: July 8-12
    • Age: Grades 7-10
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: International Security – Register here
    • Location: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: July 15-19
    • Age: Grades 7-10
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Advanced Leadership – Register here
    • Location: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: July 22-26
    • Age: Grades 9-12
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Wildlife Conservation – Register here
    • Location: International Fund for Animal Welfare – Yarmouth Port, MA
    • Dates: July 22-26
    • Age: Grades 7-10
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Emerging Technologies & The SDGs – Register here
    • Location: MIT Sloan School of Management – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: July 29 – August 2
    • Age: Grades 7-10
    • Price: $795 per student
  • Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Climate Resilience – Register here
    • Location: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) – Cambridge, MA
    • Dates: August 5-9
    • Age: Grades 7-10
    • Price: $795 per student

Financial Support

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) offers financial assistance to students who otherwise would be unable to attend the Summer Institute by providing significant, half and full scholarships. Scholarships are funded through grants, donations, and in-kind support from UNAGB.

Financial Aid Application: We are still accepting scholarship applications for our Wildlife Conservation program. Scholarship applications for all other programs are closed.

To apply for a scholarship for our Wildlife Conservation program, please email [email protected] and request a scholarship application form.

 

Please Note: Scholarships are limited. Only apply for a scholarship if you are able to attend the entire program. If you accept a scholarship and do not attend the program in full, you will not be eligible for future UNAGB scholarships.For any questions, please email [email protected].
Financial Aid Deadlines:
Financial Aid Application Due Financial Aid Decision Info
Financial Aid Deadline 1: March 7, 2024 at 5pm EST Students will receive decision via email by March 21 at 5pm EST
Financial Aid Deadline 2: June 1, 2024 at 5pm EST Students will receive decision via email by June 14 at 5pm EST
After receiving a Financial Aid decision, students will have two weeks to register for their program. 
 

Refund Policy

UNAGB offers the following refund policy for the Summer Institute in Global Leadership:

  • If you request a refund at least 60 days before the first day of the program, you are eligible for a full refund
  • If you request a refund at least 30 days before before the first day of the program, you are eligible for a 50% refund
  • If you request a refund less than 30 days before the first day of the program, you are not eligible for a refund

FAQs

For answers to some of our frequently asked questions, please read here.