For the second year in a row, the FIU Model United Nations (Model UN) team has been ranked fifth “Best Delegation” in North America by BestDelegate.com in its fall 2014 college rankings, making it the top team from the state of Florida.
“FIU’s Model UN team is competing successfully among the top programs in North America. We placed ahead of West Point, Columbia, Yale, McGill and Berkeley,” said John Stack, executive director of the School of International and Public Affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “We are so proud of our students for maintaining that high level of performance competition after competition.”
The FIU Model UN team started the fall semester by winning the “Best Small Delegation” at Columbia Model United Nations New York. It then contended for a delegation award at the National Collegiate Security Conference where it tied for third with West Point. Finally, it finished fourth at University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference in terms of weighted score behind the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and Harvard University but ahead of “Outstanding Large Delegation” award winner Yale University.
FIU Model UN is a political science course that provides an interactive environment engrossing students in different aspects of political and international affairs. It is supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, School of International and Public Affairs and Student Government Association.