Boston University International Affairs Association

The Boston University International Affairs Organization, known affectionately as BUIAA, is the largest student organization on Boston University's Charles River campus and maintains both a focus on global affairs and an affinity for community service in the Greater Boston area. BUIAA is home to a diverse group of students from all schools and colleges within BU, and presents those involved with a myriad of opportunities to engage in, including multicultural events and educational opportunities within the world of foreign affairs at large. Additionally, BUIAA holds weekly meetings that can take the form of discussions, simulations, debates and much more.

BUIAA also encompasses several other groups that hold their own weekly meetings including BU’s Model UN Travel Team, a teaching centered group known as Global Civics, and the International Relations Review. Throughout the year, BUIAA hosts three thought-provoking MUN conferences, BosMUN, BeanMUN and BarMUN, each of which present additional chances to get involved and gain valuable experience. Essentially, BUIAA is a multifaceted organization that strives to provide an incredible range of opportunities for students with any interest pertaining to international affairs.

If you're interested in joining any of our branches here at BUIAA, check out our calendar for the times and locations of our meetings! Alternatively, feel free to email us at with any questions you might have!

Our Branches!

BarMUN: BarMUN is BUIAA's college Model United Nations Conference. The conference is well known for being entirely crisis!
International Relations Review: One of the best undergraduate student publications, The IR Review produces a journal entirely of undergraduate work related to the field of International Relations.
BosMUN: BosMUN is BUIAA's Model United Nations Conference held for high school students. It has recognized as one of the best conferences for high school students on the circuit!
Global Programs: Global Programs is responsible for hosting our weekly Global Insight discussions as well as organizing internationally themed events
Travel Team: BUIAA's Model United Nations Travel Team is one of the best in the nation! Led by Jessica Mansur the team has high hopes for the upcoming year!
Global Civics: Global Civics is BUIAA's main outreach program. Students from Boston University work with New Mission high School and Framingham High School to teach students about international relations.

BUIAA Calendar

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