During the tour, the delegation will meet with more than 20 of the biggest players in foreign affairs. These meetings enable delegates to learn about global issues and also provide invaluable research for conference preparation, while showcasing just how many different career paths exist in these fields. There will, of course, be time to visit important historical and cultural sites in each city, engage with UN Youth alumni and form close friendships with the inspirational young leaders that form the delegation.


San Francisco

The trip begins in San Francisco, where the delegates get to know each other and take in the unique sights of the Bay City.

Washington D.C.

The next stop is the political capital of Washington DC. Here, the delegation meets with a diverse range of influential organisations such as the US State Department, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch and Georgetown University. The time in Washington DC will also include visits to Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and National Mall.

New York City

Next, the delegation heads to the famous New York City to tour the UN Headquarters in Manhattan and experience all that the cultural capital has to offer. There are more fascinating meetings, including at Columbia University and the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN.


The delegation then continues to the beautiful city of Boston to compete at the Harvard National Model UN. This will be an intense four days of debating, lobbying, public speaking and resolution writing, working with students from all over the world as delegates simulate the workings of the different bodies of the UN.


On the way back to Auckland there will be an extended stopover in Honolulu for some much needed relaxation!