United Nations OnlineTraining (UNO)

For Rising 11th & 12th Grade High School Students

Boost your college application through the United Nations Online!

This immersive global leadership program, designed to sharpen essential skills for Ivy League success, is now available online for students who cannot attend in person in NY.

Engage with top diplomats at the United Nations and be mentored by U.S. elected officials in this once in a lifetime opportunity this summer 2024.

Unleash your potential and set the stage for a future marked by academic and leadership distinction.

2021

Program Started

100%

Admitted to Top 30 Universities in the World

1510

Average SAT Score

4.2

Average High School GPA

The Ultimate Online Leadership Program

for High-Achieving High School Students

Elevate Yourself in a Rigorous and Selective Training Opportunity

Connect with influential leaders and policymakers and broaden your professional network and receive career development training from WFUNA leaders.

Exclusive Exposure to World-Renowned Organizations

Get a firsthand look at the collaboration between different government bodies like the IMF and World Bank.

Certificate of Recognition

Upon completion, receive a Certificate of Recognition from WFUNA and a U.S. elected official. Select participants will earn the opportunity to submit a research proposal to the UN.

Our Solutions

Take advantage of these unique and special values.

What do I learn from this program?
Part I

Professional Development

Develop a wide array of professional skills, from presentation, communication, teamwork, and time management, that are highly required for all leaders.

What do I learn from this program?
Part II

Application & Resume Building

Those who participate in this program will strengthen both their resumes and college applications with valuable professional and educational training experience.

What do I learn from this program?
Part III

Cultural Appreciation

We aim to expose students to cultural diversity, enabling them to create a positive impact on a global sale. Participants have the opportunity to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges with fellow students and business professionals from around the world.

What kind of people do I meet?

Networking

Engage with important and influential leaders and policymakers as you grow and expand your professional network.

Where is this program offered at?

100% online

We developed this online program for individuals who wish to participate but cannot be physically present in New York or travel to the U.S. Our program offers the same exposure to exceptional opportunities, ensuring a comparable experience regardless of geographical constraints.

Do I get something for my college application?

Certificate of Recognition

Endorsed by U.S. elected officials and esteemed members of WFUNA, affirming your commitment to excellence.

Honorary Benefits (given to only top 20% of each season)

Letter of Recommendation - a personalized Commendation recognizing your outstanding achievements.

Our Goals for You

Get accepted to the world's top universities.

All of our participants have successfully moved on to their top college choices. We know that this special program will set you apart from other applicants.

Boost your career building activities

Participating in this program improves your resume and college applications through valuable professional and educational training. Given the fierce competition for top-tier university admissions and college internships, this opportunity offers a critical advantage by providing essential experiences. Considered an AP course in the work experience, the program positions participants ahead of others in securing attractive positions that often require prior experience.

Distinguished Organizations We Work With

Stanley Prep works with world-renowned international organizations to offer a premium leadership training program for top-performing high school students.

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.

Guided by their vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations.

WFUNA achieves this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

The World Bank  is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries to pursue capital projects.

The World Bank is the collective name for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA), two of five international organizations owned by the World Bank Group. It was established along with the International Monetary Fund at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference.

For the last 30 years, it has included NGOs and environmental groups in its loan portfolio. Its loan strategy is influenced by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as well as environmental and social safeguards.

The IMF is a global organization that works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic well-being. The IMF is governed by and accountable to its member countries.

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.

Guided by their vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations.

WFUNA achieves this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries to pursue capital projects.

The World Bank is the collective name for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA), two of five international organizations owned by the World Bank Group. It was established along with the International Monetary Fund at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference.

For the last 30 years, it has included NGOs and environmental groups in its loan portfolio. Its loan strategy is influenced by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as well as environmental and social safeguards.

The IMF is a global  organization that works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic well-being. The IMF is governed by and accountable to its member countries.

Program Format

Date

Duration

September 6th - November 8th, 2024

10 weeks

10 weeks (1 class per week)

ㅤ- 3 hour long session

*Disclaimer: Program may be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

Program Contents

United Nations Online Training Program (UNO)

UNO is designed to inspire top students to analyze governmental relations both on a global and local scale. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops, seminars, and lectures led by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). With exposure to the highest level of international relations, politics, and so much more, students will become better equipped to serve as exceptional ambassadors to their communities.

Purpose

  • Afford students the opportunity to learn from global and local leaders
  • Enhance students’ understanding of cultural diversity and its importance within the creation of international policies
  • Introduce students to the world of politics, international relations, commerce, and so much more
  • Equip students with the personal, professional, and educational skills necessary for a successful future career
  • Foster students’ leadership skills to create a positive impact on a local and global scale
  • Strengthen participant applications to the Ivy League and other top universities within the U.S.

Seminar Schedule

Duration

10 weeks (1 class per week)

Schedule

Fall Semester

(session begins in September)

How to Apply

Application Deadline for Summer 2024: July 30, 2024

1. Rising 11th and 12th-grade high school students
2. Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
3. English fluency

1. Official high school transcript
2. Official SAT score (if applicable)
3. Copy of Picture ID
4. English resume and cover letter (MS Word file, after accepted)

*All documents must be submitted in English.

Program Fee

$4,000

What's included:

Online lectures and presentations

Program Fee: $4,000
What's included:
Online lectures and presentations

1. Submit online application, including the application fee and required documents
2. Interview via video call to demonstrate personal character and English proficiency

A second online interview may be requested.

1. Acceptance letter issued
2. Invoice for program fee issued
3. Sign and submit the Participation Agreement
4. Pay the Stanley Prep Program Fees via wire transfer

1. Download Zoom

*Disclaimer: Program may be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

Learn How We Have Helped Our Participants

At first, I think this is really informative. Through visiting various places, it was really interesting and I think this is a really good chance to experience the real US. I want to recommend this program especially to my friend who wants to participate in the UN program.

Jiwoo Choi

Jiwoo Choi

Annie Wright Schools '20

Through the Stanley Prep GLI program, I did a 3- week internship with the office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez. I learned a lot from this internship— it gave me a strong idea of what it would be like to work in politics and public policy, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the job that I got to do. Overall, this was a great opportunity that helped me learn and grow in many ways, and I’m so glad that I was able do this program.

Olivia Phillips

Olivia Phillips

Harvard-Westlake '25

Frequently Asked Questions

Through the Stanley Prep GLI program, I did a 3- week internship with the office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez. I learned a lot from this internship— it gave me a strong idea of what it would be like to work in politics and public policy, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the job that I got to do. Overall,  was a great opportunity that helped me learn and grow in many ways, and I’m so glad that I was able do this program.

What is WFUNA?

The World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA) connects the UN member countries with their citizens through education and training to promote global citizenship. WFUNA is a global non-profit organization that aims to promote student engagement in international relations.

How do UNAT & UNO differ?

The first notable difference is that the United Nations Online is conducted entirely on the internet! This allows students from all over the world to get access to exclusive program content. The UNAT program is an in-person program in which students are hosted in New York. Another notable difference is the duration and structure of the programs. UNO is centered around the United Nations and takes place over the course of 10 weeks throughout the semester. UNAT is a 10 day intensive program in which students are hosted at the United Nations for 5 days and then spend 5 days participating in a field trip to Washington, D.C.

Are there any scholarships available?

Regrettably, scholarships are not currently offered by FIET or Stanley Prep for this program. However, we recognize and reward excellence.

If you demonstrate exceptional performance and fall within the top 20% of the session, you will be honored with:
Letter of Recommendation: A personalized commendation recognizing your outstanding achievements.
Certificate of Recognition: Endorsed by U.S. elected officials and esteemed members of WFUNA, affirming your commitment to excellence.

We believe in celebrating success and acknowledging the dedication of our participants. Your excellence deserves to be recognized, and these accolades serve as a testament to your remarkable achievements.

How can I apply for the program?

Individuals interested in applying for the summer GL programs may do so by submitting an application on the Stanley Prep website at least 90 days prior to the start date of the desired program.

Is a U.S. visa required?

Due to the remote nature of the program, no U.S. visa is required to participate!

I am interested in this program, but too busy to participate during the academic year. Will this program be offered in the summer?

Attendance is vital for successful completion of the UNO course. If you miss more than 30 minutes of the training without a valid excuse three times, or if you miss two complete sessions during the 10-week program, you will be classified as truant.

To receive the Certificate of Completion, consistent attendance is key. Truancy may result in the inability to obtain this prestigious acknowledgment of your dedication and successful participation in the program.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. If you anticipate schedule conflicts or encounter challenges attending classes, please communicate with us in advance. We are here to support you and find solutions that ensure a positive and enriching learning experience for all participants.