Kingsborough Community College/CUNY
National Model United Nations Academic Team Application

The National Model United Nations (NMUN) program consists of students acting as diplomats representing an assigned nation at a conference that simulates a United Nations meeting. The meeting takes place at two hotels in midtown Manhattan during a week of classes in late March. The last day of the assembly is held at the actual United Nations building on the East River. With over 4,000 university students from all over the world participating, NMUN is the largest, most authentic simulation of the United Nations (UN). The structure, organizational design and agenda are set so that the conference is as realistic and comparable to actual UN meetings as possible. Students must take a 3-credit hybrid Honors course, Political Science 71 – International Organizations, during the spring term in order to learn about international politics and prepare to represent the nation assigned to KCC during the conference.

DUE DATE: Monday, October 17, 2016
    Eligibility Criteria:
  • Earned a GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • Completed 12 credits or more
  • Completed ENG 12 and/or ENG 24 with a grade or B or higher
  • Must submit an essay (see instructions)
  • Must submit contact information for two references, ideally from KCC faculty
*Freshmen students are encouraged to apply. A review of their eligibility criteria will be made at the end of their first semester.

If you are accepted you must:
  • Enroll in Political Science 71 – International Organizations, during the Spring 2017 semester.
  • Attend the annual conference during either a week of school or Spring Break.
  • Attend preparatory meetings to be held shortly after the names of participants are announced.
  • Share a hotel room with other students.
  • Continue to work during the winter session.
  • Sign a CUNY waiver form that acknowledges a code of conduct to be observed during the NMUN conference.
  • Be willing to take on and sustain leadership roles in both on- and off- campus activities related to promoting global citizenship and/or improved international relations.

Please fill out and submit the following form
Part 1: Student Information
**=Required fields
First Name:  
Last Name:

SS#(last 4 digits):
(from KCC ID card)
Home Address:
City: State: Zip:
Phone(Day):   Phone(Cell):
Email Address:
Part 2: Background Information
Current major at KCC (If Liberal Arts, specify your area of interest:

Total number of credits completed (This number includes transfer credits if you are a transfer student)
Credits completed at KCC (If you only have Kingsborough Credit, the number will be the same as the previous question)
Cumulative GPA (If unknown, you can look at your unofficial transcript on Cunyfirst)
Expected Graduation Date: Month:  Year:  

Extra-Curricular Activities (i.e. clubs, organizations, societies, etc.) that might reflect your commitment to citizen, engagement or global citizenship
Personal Essay: In the space below write an essay of no more than 500 words that discusses the importance to you of developing and advancing a global perspective, what benefits you expect to receive from this experience, why you think you are an ideal candidate and the relevance of issues of global citizenship and international study to your personal educational and/or career goals.
You can indicate the start of a new paragraph with two slashes (//).

Part 3: References
In the boxes below provide the name & email address for two references and your connection to each person (i.e. course(s) you have taken with the professor) The Honors Program will contact each reference to ask them for a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The references should ideally come from Kingsborough Community College faculty. **Make sure that the email address is accurate**
Recommender 1: ** 
Email Address:  
Department(if applicable):
(Professor,Advisor, Mentor, etc):
Recommender 2: ** 
Email Address:  
Department(if applicable):
(Professor,Advisor, Mentor, etc):

Decisions will be made by a committee composed of faculty and administrators. Students who make an initial short list will be invited for interviews in late October/early November.

If you have any questions, please contact the following:

Honors Program
(718) 368-5365

Professor Stephen “Rick” Armstrong
NMUN Program Department of English
(718) 368-5536


** FINAL DEADLINE: MONDAY, October 17TH, 2016 **