About Us

We are the UMW International Relations Organization, a student group at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia! We specialize in, as you may have guessed, international relations, and our primary mission is to host discussion of the field, and engage the UMW community in its study. We host and manage many different events and projects to further this goal. Read more about them here:


The IRO is the parent organizations of all of these lovely projects, and we host weekly and monthly meetings on model UN and international affairs discussion. Click the link above to learn more!

UMW Model UN Travel Team

The Mary Washington Model UN Travel Team competes in collegiate model UN conferences all across the country, and is ranked in the Top 100 in North America. The Travel Team competes every semester, and if you’d like to learn more, click the link above!


MARYMUN is the University of Mary Washington’s inagural high-school level model UN conference. We hope to host it on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus in the near future. If you’d like to be involved in the creation or running of MARYMUN, click the link above!

Other Projects

We have many other various and sundry projects going on with the IRO! We host Bake and Book Sales periodically each semester, we have a campus radio show/podcast in the works, and many other opportunities to get involved in the international relations field. If you want to get involved, sign up for our mailing list, or contact us directly with what you’re interested in!