For the past 11 years, GIRA has partnered with a variety of groups in countries from Kyrgyzstan to China to promote the development of dynamic forums and training programs for detailed debate and the development of diplomacy skills, and the promotion of international and cultural exchange. Each year, internationally-minded Georgetown University students and our dedicated partners work tirelessly to provide GIRA quality experiences for hundreds of students all over the world. 

As GIRA Global enters its eleventh year, we are pleased to build upon recent successes and expand our reach and impact through a variety of new programs and partnerships. GIRA Global programs will maintain GIRAs standards of professionalism, innovation, and engagement, while working with partners to facilitate the promotion of GIRAs vision and the alignment of GIRA and partner strategic goals in their home countries to refine and promote our mission abroad. 


GIRA Global is a division of Georgetown International Relations Association, INC, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The mission of the Georgetown International Relations Association is to design meaningful exchanges that inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of leaders in government, business, and international affairs, and GIRA Global focuses on bringing this mission to students abroad, and engaging Georgetown students with opportunities to explore and engage outside of the US through Model United Nations.   

Guiding Values

Experience: GIRA Global brings in over 50 years of Model United Nations and education experience, and is dedicated to ensuring that this experience is brought to each of our partnerships, through standardized rules and procedure, clear advising, and high caliber delivery. 

Engagement: We strongly believe that the best educational experiences come from true exchange and engagement between our staff and our partners, and hope to promote cultural curiosity, exchange, and interest in all of our programs.

Exploration: The idea of exploration drives the development of new programs, as we embrace the GIRA value of innovative and dynamic programming and encourage both staffers and participants to innovate, explore, and push themselves to engage in new ways.