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What is CWMUN? What is the CWMUN merit-based program? What about the CWMUN interviews? How to get a merit-based grant?

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Change the World

Associazione Diplomatici is the main sponsor (and organizer) of the Change the World MUN Program.
Associazione Diplomatici is a NGO in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For this reason it fully supports the values, missions, and goals of the United Nations. Associazione Diplomatici neither is a member of nor officially affiliated with any national or international institution. It is a world leader in training on international relations, geopolitics and negotiation processes, as well as in the functioning of complex multilateral organizations.

For over 20 years, through a complementary training activity has trained over 50,000 students from all over the world. The purpose of the Diplomatici is to convey to young people the sense of belonging to today’s global society, to bring forth their sense of responsibility towards the issues that affect our planet, and train them to encourage their concrete commitment as leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

The Change the World is a Model UN events program sponsored by Associazione Diplomatici. It brings together over 5.000 students from all over the world every year to create international youth forums that takes place in New York, Rome, Dubai and Singapore. The experience is designed for young people who want to change the world and improve themselves. Change the World is an opportunity to grow, learn to relate to those who think differently and become citizens of the world. CWMUN is a unique event where students, political leaders, sports champions and geopolitics experts come together to discuss about future, cooperation and sustainability.

A Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational simulation of the UN System where students can learn about diplomacy and international relations. At a MUN Conference, students work as the representative of a country, organization or person and must solve a problem with other delegates from around the world. MUN teaches participants research, speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop deeper understanding into current world issues.

Interviews and CWMUN Selection process

Generally, the results of the selection interview are sent by e-mail to candidates within 24-48 hours. If the time elapsed since you took the interview is longer, you can send an email to support_eng@cwmun.org. In the email with the results you will also find all the instructions on how to proceed if you are among the selected students.

The only official language of the CWMUN is English. Since all students must be able to interact in written and oral form, we suggest having at least an upper intermediate level (B2 – CEFR). It is often difficult to do a self-assessment if you do not have a language certification. For this reason, we prefer to assess your English proficiency level during our selection interview.

The ideal profile shows strong motivation, an open mind, interest and curiosity for international topics and current issues in general, as well as a good level of English (the only official language at CWMUN ). We also strongly consider any previous international experience (eg Erasmus, year of study or research abroad, volunteering, internship in multicultural contexts), as well as membership of associations and NGOs.

Merit-based grants

Merit-based grants offered by Associazione Diplomatici do not cover the entire CWMUN participation costs. In fact, the expenses for the Change the World Academy admission, the accommodation and the flight fares remain the responsibility of the student. So, the value of your financial aid must be subtracted from the cost of the chosen package.

Example: CWMUN NYC Smart Package (2,325.00€) – AD grant (1,450.00€) = 875.00€ still to be paid

Associazione Diplomatici, the main sponsor of Change the World MUN, provides financial aid for participation in the CWMUN World Program events. To be able to access this benefit it is sufficient to send your application for one of the Change the World Model UN. A merit-based grant is awarded to all those students who successfully pass the selection interview that takes place right after the application.

The financial aid is not to be considered as a cash prize. It represents a discount title applicable to the CWMUN events participation costs.

A merit-based grant is an economic benefit that is provided to all those students who successfully pass the CWMUN admission interview. These are meant as financial aids provided by Associazione Diplomatici. The financial aids cover the Conference participation fees and other services, but the Change the World Academy admission fees, accommodation and flight fares are always excluded and must be paid by the students.

Payments

If you are eligible, we normally ask you to secure your slot with an immediate payment. The reason is because our MERIT-BASED GRANTS are limited, and it is therefore important to confirm your participation right away. Otherwise, your benefit can be re-assigned to another deserving student.

As regards the payment methods, the following are provided:

  • Bank money transfer to the following bank details

IBAN: IT 76 K 02008 05075 000105198353 SWIFT CODE: UNCRITMI1037 in favor of Diplomatici S.r.l. at Banca UNICREDIT PLEASE NOTE: ALWAYS INDICATE THE NAME AND SURNAME OF THE STUDENT IN THE REASON AND THE NAME OF THE SELECTED COURSE

  • Credit Card, in this case, a specific request must be made via email to the address admin@cwmun.org
Training and Conferences

If you have any technical problems with the use of our e-learning platform, please contact customer@diplomatici.it

Be aware that in order to obtain the e-certificate of participation, it is mandatory to attend at least 75% of scheduled classes.
However, we know there are some commitments you won’t be able to postpone. In these cases, you should let us know in advance. You will always have the possibility to watch all lessons by through our e-learning platform. But bear in mind that all meetings are important for you preparation.

Change the World is not just a Model UN Conference, but a unique training experience addressed to high school and university students. Our educational package gives you the opportunity to range from multiple types of content and innovative training experiences, always combining theory with a large number of practical working sessions. Our courses are preparatory to participating in CWMUN Conferences and provide all the tools you need to make an experience that lives up to your expectations.

Travel arrangements

The hotels selected for the stay of the students are communicated approximately one month from the start date of the Conference. Usually the overnight stay takes place in a 3-4 star hotel – in double rooms with shared bedsThere is of course the possibility of requesting an overnight stay in a double or single room at an extra charge. Breakfast is never included.

Yes! We can provide you with an invitation letter so you can ask for a Visa. We will send you the invitation letter only if your appication is complete and you have paid the registration fee. From the moment you submit all the necessary documents, we need up to 14 days to validate your data and process you request  To send the request, write an email to admin@cwmun.org. Do not forget, in the meantime, to make an appointment at the nearest embassy

Registration fees for Change the World events do not include travel and visa expenses. These expenses are borne by participants. Associazione Diplomatici does not deal with travel arrangements for students. As regards visas, we can provide support by letter of invitation, but this can only be requested after paying the full registration fees.

Withdrawals and refunds

If you wish to obtain a refund for services you have not used, please open a claim to admin@cwmun.org. Before making a request, please carefully read the “General Terms and Conditions” on your Registration Agreement (RA) and check if you really are eligible for a refund. When opening a claim, make sure you provide all the necessary evidence. This will make our job easier and shorten the reimbursement time.

Regardless of which Course or Conference you decided to attend, each contract we offer allows students to withdraw according to clear clauses. We suggest you checking the “Withdrawal” section in the “General terms and conditions” document. To withdraw, strictly adhere to the methods and times provided in the contract you signed.