United Nations Training (UNT)

For Rising 9th to 12th Grade High School Students

Elevate your personal and academic growth through our United Nations Training Program.

Engage with top diplomats and staff at the United Nations and enhance your ability to work in cross-cultural context.

Sharpen your leadership and problem solving skills which can help you succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.

Plus, get a sneak peak of college life through an exclusive Ivy League university tour!

2018

Program Started

9

# of Ivy League and Top University Visit

25

# of Participants per Session

3

# of Cities to Visit

The Ultimate Leadership Program

for High-Achieving Middle & High School Students

Differentiate Yourself in Highly-Selective Training Opportunity

Immerse in the core values of the United Nations: Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Societies. 

Exclusive Exposure to World-Renowned Organizations

Expand your understanding of global relations from the United Nations, U.S. Congress, UNICEF, UNESCO, and WHO.

Explore Ivy League Universities and 3 Major Cities

Experience what Ivy League Universities, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. have to offer.

Official Certificate of Completion

Become more desirable to the Ivy League and other top universities around the world.

Our Solutions

These are special and unique values that you can take advantage of.

What do I learn from this program? Part I

Explore Critical International Issues

UNT offers the necessary tools to understand evolving global challenges and a unique perspective on critical issues on the international agenda.

What do I learn from this program?
Part II

Be Immersed in the World’s Diplomatic Hubs

Our program aims to transfer specialized knowledge and information to develop and reinforce practical skills that will allow young people to engage with the work of the UN critically.

What do I learn from this program?
Part III

Build a Career in International Affairs

WFUNA facilitators foster a dynamic classroom environment that is conducive to learning and connection so each participant can better understand of the UN and relevant global issues.

What kind of people do I meet?

Ivy League and Top University Students

Draw inspiration from the most brilliant students across the country as they serve as your tour guide to Ivy League and other leading U.S. universities. Learn more about their campus communities, get a glimpse into college life, and acquire essential tips on how to prepare for a successful future.

Where is the program offered?

Explore the 3 Most Important Cities

Explore three of the most important and influential cities in the U.S.: Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. Also, appreciate the cultural aspects, monuments, and landmarks of this diverse country.

Do I get something for my college application?

Official Certificate of Completion

Become more desirable to the Ivy League and other top universities in the U.S. by differentiating both your college application and personal essays.

Our Goals for You

Jumpstart your college journey with a global perspective

Develop leadership and problem-solving skills, network with global leaders, and start building your resume as early as 9th grade.

Boost your career-building activities

By the end of a week-long training, our students will have been given the opportunity to:

⦿ Acquire a deeper understanding of UN institutions and multilateral diplomacy

⦿ Acquire a framework to understand key global issues

⦿ Foster their public speech abilities and express their opinion in public

⦿ Obtain information on career building and working in International Organizations

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 UNICEF, or United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency has a presence in 192 countries and territories around the world.

Some of the activities of UNICEF include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.

The UNESCO, or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a specialized agency of the United Nations with the aim of promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.

UNESCO sponsors projects that improve literacy, provide technical training and education, advance science, protect independent media and press freedom, preserve regional and cultural history, and promote cultural diversity.

The WHO, or World Health Organization, is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

The WHO’s official mandate is to promote health and safety while helping the vulnerable worldwide. It provides technical assistance to countries, sets international health standards, collects data on global health issues, and serves as a forum for scientific or policy discussions related to health.

 

Program Format

Time Duration

June 17th-26th, 2024

10 days

  • 5 days for the UN training in New York
  • 5 days of Ivy League Colleges & Cities Tour
*Disclaimer: Program may be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

Program Contents

United Nations Training Program (UNT)

Offered by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), this program provides a comprehensive experience for rising 9th-12th grade students who show an early interest in international issues. It offers a unique opportunity to visit key institutions at the United Nations headquarters and receive direct education from former diplomats and current diplomats. The UNT program guides students to explore important issues related to the global activities of the United Nations in a more enjoyable atmosphere.

Seminar Schedule (Agencies subject to change):
Day 1: Roles & responsibility of WFUNA
Day 2: UNICEF & UN Global Compact
Day 3: WHO and UNESCO
Day 4: United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme
Day 5: Refugees & Migration from a UNHCR Field Officer

Ivy League University & City Tours

Students participating in this program will have guides by the current university students of their respective universities. Participants will gain insight into real college lives and helpful lead for college application.

  • Yale University
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University

City Tour

  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Washington, D.C.

Accommodations

Depending on room availability, participants will stay at one of these three hotels:

Hampton Inn Manhattan Grand Central

  • Located right next to Grand Central Station
  • 5-minute walk to the United Nations Headquarters
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided

Grand Hyatt New York

  • Connected to Grand Central Terminal
  • 10-minute walk to the United Nations Headquarters
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

  • Located in Midtown Manhattan on the United Nations campus
  • 439 guest rooms and suites with city skyline or East River views
  • 2-minute walk to the United Nations Headquarters
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided

Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel Needham, MA

  • Harvard University - 14 min drive
  • Free high-speed wifi
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided
  • Starbucks® coffee brewed right in your hotel room

Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel Needham, MA Experience Boston in a whole new way when you stay at the recently renovated Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel. This hotel is conveniently situated near Boston College and The Shops at Chestnut Hill.
Experience Boston in a whole new way when you stay at the recently renovated Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel. This hotel is conveniently situated near Boston College and The Shops at Chestnut Hill.

Hyatt Place /Paramus New Jersey

  • 9.7 Miles to Metlife Stadium
  • Free high-speed wifi
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided
  • Oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Separate workspace
  • Adult supervision provided

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Hyatt Place Chantilly, VA

  • Located less than 15 minutes from Dulles International Airport
  • Free high-speed wifi
  • Double occupancy
  • Adult supervision provided
  • Small breakfast provided

1. Rising 9th and 12th-grade high school students
2. English fluency
3. Applicants who are not restricted from traveling to the U.S.

1. Copy of Passport
2. English resume (MS Word file, after accepted)

*All documents must be submitted in English.

Program Fee

$8,000

What's included:

Lectures, New York City, Boston, New Jersey & Washington, D.C. hotel accommodations, 3 meals a day, site visits, and local transportation within each cities.

*Sibling discount available for enrolled siblings in the same season

Program Fee: $8,000
What's included:
Lectures, New York City , Boston, New Jersey & Washington DC hotel accommodations, 3 meals a day, site visits, and local transportation within each cities

*Sibling discount available for enrolled siblings in the same season

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
4. Pay the Stanley Prep Program Fees via wire transfer

1. Purchase travel insurance
2. Obtain a U.S visa for a short-term stay (for overseas participants)
  •  It is the responsibility of participants to obtain a valid visitor’s visa for US entry if they are traveling from a country that does not participate in the visa waiver program.
  • Stanley Prep will provide a visa support letter upon request.
3. Arrange transportation
  • Participants shall arrive and depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

*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.  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

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 & UNT differ?

UNAT is highly selective and has eligibility requirements. During UNAT you will complete several projects and will receive the letter of recommendation upon completion of the course. UNT is for more widely selected applicants from 8th grade. Students will have seminars from different organizations within UN and will receive the certification at the end of the course.

When will I receive a course completion certificate?

Admissions offices in the U.S. review Letters of Recommendation to gain insight into a student’s leadership potential and contribution made to the community. Within 1 week of the completion of UNAT course, WFUNA will mail out the Recommendation Letter to each students that will portray your leadership and intellectual potential. If you would like the Letters of Recommendation to be submitted directly to each university according to submission protocols, please contact Stanley Prep as soon as your university application is submitted.

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?

This program is a short-term training program in the U.S.  Applicants from countries not participating in the Visa Waiver Program with the U.S. are required to obtain a short-term visa. Stanley Prep will provide a visa support letter upon request. Applicants from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program with the U.S. require authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

Who should I contact in the event of an emergency?

In the event of an emergency, participants should notify Stanley Prep as soon as possible. As a U.S.-based company, Stanley Prep is prepared to quickly provide support through various local networks. Participants should call 911 if presented with a life-threatening medical or safety emergency. Please note that 911 should only be called in serious situations that require an immediate response from police officers and medical personnel. In all other cases, Stanley Prep should be the first point of contact and we will work to help you resolve any issues that may arise.