Here you will find our most frequently asked questions and responses. If your question is not included, please check the Resources area of the website or feel free to email the Secretary-General, Yoojin Han, at ymunkorea.secgen@yira.org, the Director-General of Administration, Victoria Loo, at ymunkorea.dgyale@yira.org, or the Director-General of Committees, Eric Margolis, at ymunkorea.committees@yira.org.

1. Registration and Refunds

Q: Is this a high school Model UN conference?

A: Yale MUN Korea is a Model UN conference for students participants in Grades 9 to 12. Due to the different schooling system in Korea, all students between the ages of 13 to 18 are eligible, even if they are currently in what is termed 'middle school' in Korea. More information about registration and applications can be found in the respective sections on our website. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for the conference, please contact your respective USG of Delegations (ymunkorea.domestic@yira.org for Korean delegations; ymunkorea.international@yira.org for international delegations).

Q: What do I do if I haven’t received a registration confirmation email?

A: Please contact your respective USG of Delegations (ymunkorea.domestic@yira.org for Korean delegations; ymunkorea.international@yira.org for international delegations) with your full name (in Korean and in English), the day you registered for our conference, and your school’s name.

Q: How can I tell if you have received my payment?

A: Upon sending your payment as per the instructions sent after your online registration, you will receive a payment verification email from your respective USG of Delegations. We aim to verify payments within a week of your deposit. Please contact your respective USG of Delegations (ymunkorea.domestic@yira.org for Korean delegations; ymunkorea.international@yira.org for international delegations) if you have not received your verification e-mail within the stated deadline above.

Q: Is there financial aid available?

Continuing on the success from last year, Yale MUN Korea will offer need-based financial aid in order to increase our accessibility. If you are interested, please mark that you are applying for financial aid when you register, and send our USG of International Delegations Robert Proner (ymunkorea.international@yira.org) the Financial Aid application form which can be found on our Registration page.

Q: I have school on Friday. Can I be excused from school to attend the conference?

Upon request from the delegate, Yale MUN Korea will send the delegate’s school a formal invitation (공문) requesting permission for the delegate to be excused from school (공결) to participate in our conference. Please notify the USG of Domestic Delegations, Min Byung Chae, at ymunkorea.domestic@yira.org,  if you need the formal invitation. Please note, however, that regardless of our request, an official absence may not be granted since each school has different relevant policies.

Q: Something suddenly came up and now I can't attend the conference. How do I get a refund?

A: Please send your refund request and the information of the bank account you wish to receive your refund to your respective Under Secretary-General of Delegations: for Korean delegations, Min Byung Chae at ymunkorea.domestic@yira.org, and for international delegations, Robert Proner at ymunkorea.international@yira.org. Please be reminded that per our Terms and Conditions, no refunds will be granted for requests made after March 26, 2017.

2. Committees and Debates

Q: Where do I find information about debate procedure and committee topics?

A: Committee and country assignments will be made available to registered delegates in early April via email. In the email with that information, you will receive the password to access Yale MUN Korea's resources page, which include topic guides for all committees as well as information about Yale MUN Korea's unique debate format and procedure.

Q: Do all delegates need to submit positions papers?

A: Delegates must submit position papers by email to their chair by May 7, 2017 to be eligible for awards. More information about how to write position papers is available on our Resources page. If you have further questions about committees at Yale MUN Korea, please do not hesitate to email Eric Margolis, Director General of Committees, at ymunkorea.dgcomms@yira.org.

Q: This is my first time participating in an MUN conference. How can I prepare for it?

A: We strongly recommend that you use our newly launched online Delegate Training Program! Registered delegates who have completed their payment will have access to our free, online program and an accompanying textbook. The program will contain six lessons that cover everything from committee procedure to best delegate tips and information about position papers and awards. Completion of such assignments are optional, with the exception of the position papers. The program will take place over six weeks, starting after the end of regular registration on March 27, 2017. More information can be found here.

3. Conference Logistics

Q: Will food be provided?

A: Delegates will be provided the delegate banquet as dinner for the 19th, and Yale MUN Korea will offer lunch boxes for lunch and dinner for the 20th, and lunch for the 21st. Delegates may also opt to eat at nearby restaurants, but Yale MUN Korea will not be covering the incurred cost.

Q: Will accommodation be provided?

A: Yale MUN Korea has secured discount room rates at Seoul Olympic Parktel for the duration of the conference, and will offer accommodation arrangements with other delegates. Delegates who wish to request accommodation at Seoul Olympic Parktel through Yale MUN Korea must send the Accommodation Request Form and Liability Waiver to Robert Proner, the Under Secretary-General of International Delegations, at ymunkorea.international@yira.org. Requests will be accepted until April 19, 2017. The Request Form and other relevant information can be found here. Please note that accommodation is NOT required, and delegates may procure their own accommodation independently.

Q. How proficient in English should I be to attend?

A: The whole conference will be in English, so a certain degree of English proficiency is required. Although it is difficult to advise objectively how proficient one should be in English to participate, we recommended that you browse our website and see if you can understand the content without much difficulty.

Q: What is the dress code for Yale MUN Korea?

A: Western Business Attire (WBA) or equivalent approved by Yale MUN Korea is required for the entirety of the conference and will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply with WBA may result in delegates being asked to change into appropriate attire, and repeated offenses may result to the delegate’s dismissal from the conference.

Q: Can I use a computer at Yale MUN Korea?

A: Delegates must abide by the in-committee technology policy of YMUN Korea. All cellphones must be switched off during committee session. Computers, laptops, cellphones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices may only be used during Unmoderated Caucuses.

4. Contact Information

Q: My question is taking forever to get answered! What’s going on?

A: Although we receive well over 100 emails a day, we have a team of three people who go through these emails as soon as they can. This year we have instituted a policy that requires a reply to any email inquiry within 72 hours. If you have not received a reply within 72 hours of sending a message, please feel free to email again. Otherwise, please wait as we work on getting back to you!

Q: I have a question that is not covered by this FAQ page. Who should I contact?

A: Please do not hesitate to contact your respective USG of Delegations for any questions. Alternatively, you may contact the Secretary-General at ymunkorea.secgen@yira.org and the Director-General of Administration at ymunkorea.dgyale@yira.org.