why yale mun korea?

Now in its eighth year, Yale Model United Nations Korea (Yale MUN Korea) has established itself as a premier conference on the East Asian Model UN circuit. Yale Model United Nations hosted in New Haven, CT is now in its fortieth year and continues to be one of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the high school Model UN circuit. Yale MUN Korea bring this experience to delegates in Seoul, Korea to further spread the Yale MUN educational mission through simulations of the United Nations. 

Yale MUN Korea is distinguished by its deep commitment to promoting global citizenship and fostering an educational environment in which delegates can engage in the world's most pressing international relations issues.

  1. Top-Quality Committees: Yale MUN Korea takes pride in providing a space for students to learn about international affairs and master skills necessary in international diplomacy. Yale MUN Korea emphasizes academic rigor, providing highly informational topic guides, delegate training, and high level debate. Committee Directors are deeply knowledgeable and passionate about the topics of debate they select, and they are dedicated to interacting with delegates, helping them refine their understanding of the issues and their skills in committee.

  2. Dedicated Staff: Yale MUN Korea brings the best of Yale to Seoul to create the most professional and engaging conference. The diversity of our staff is one of the conference's greatest assets; hailing from different countries all over the world and countless programs of study, each individual brings his or her own unique perspective on international affairs to the conference. Our staff is also highly experienced; all are members of the Yale International Relations Association, and most have years of Model UN experience at both the high school and collegiate level.

  3. Exceptional Programming: Yale MUN Korea strives to enhance delegates’ learning experiences in an impactful and enjoyable way through its conference programming. Aside from the excellent in-committee experience, Yale MUN Korea offers additional educational and social programming to expand the delegate and adviser experience. The conference features events ranging from a Yale Admissions Informational Session to engaging guest speakers, skill-building workshops, presentations, and social events at which delegates can make relationships that will last a lifetime.


The Yale Secretariat for YMUN Korea 2019


Yale MUN Korea's Approach to Model UN

Yale Model United Nations Korea fundamentally differs from other Model UN conferences in Asia due to its unique approach to facilitating debate and collaboration. We utilize the western Model UN approach, which emphasizes in-committee cooperation and building critical thinking skills under pressure. Furthermore, our smaller committee sizes allow delegates to experience intense cross-cultural exchange and challenges to consensus among parties with vastly differing interests. Delegates will be encouraged to practice personal diplomacy and negotiation skills in the spirit of international cooperation.


Yale MUN Korea is a constituent program of the Yale International Relations Association. Founded in 1969, the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) is the largest student organization on Yale's campus, with an active membership of 300+ students and thousands of alumni. YIRA aims to promote debate and awareness of international relations and global affairs through a number of unique programs. These include a global education program, Hemispheres, aimed at high schools in the New Haven area; the Yale Review of International Studies; a series of well-renowned speakers and international trips; and several conferences in cities across the world, including Seoul, Taiwan, and Budapest. YIRA is also host to Yale's traveling Model UN team, which is one of the top-ranked teams in the world. For more information, please visit the YIRA website.