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International Special Programs

Model UN Course

Course Content

This hands-on, integrated skills course is designed to engage learners in topics related to current UN initiatives. Students will choose a global issue of interest to them and collaborate with peers on a project that entails debating, negotiating, problem solving and presenting solutions. Students will have the opportunity to tour the United Nations NYC Headquarters.


  • Conduct simple research tasks
  • Edit and provide feedback on research assignments
  • Collaborate and problem solve in groups
  • Give prepared and impromptu speeches
  • Negotiate ideas and plans toward resolution
  • Agree and disagree politely
  • Compromise final resolution

Course Enhancements

  • United Nations briefings (only applicable to groups of 20 or more students)
  • Introduction to New York course
  • Guest lectures and speaker support from topic experts and Pace professors
  • Themed walking tours

Sample Calendar

This program can be custom designed to be any length with any and all topics below. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Class 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Class 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Class 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm Class 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Guest lecture 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Break Travel to U.N H.Q 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Guest lecture 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Travel to U.N H.Q 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Speaker support 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Walking tour 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. U.N guided tour 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speaker support 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Topic briefings at the U.N 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m