International Affairs Society, Monash (MIAS)



The Monash International Affairs Society (MIAS) is an apolitical society which caters for those who share a passion for travel, international affairs and world politics. MIAS strives to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge in fun and social environments, with flagship events including participation in several inter-state and global Model United Nations (MUN) programs, MUNash, internship opportunities, diplomat talks, embassy and consulate tours, networking and careers events, and trivia nights. Our unique global MUN program in particular has taken students to a range of countries and cities including New York, Seoul, Rome, Montreal, Panama, and Madrid resulting in not only awards and fantastic achievements but also in lifelong friends and enriching cultural experiences.

In 2019, we’re excited to expand the club with even more diplomat presentations and Q&As, how to MUN and miniMUN workshops, debates, podcasts, BBQ’s and much more, working in partnership with Embassies, NGO’s and several international organisations. Whilst being based in an international relations background, we are an inclusive and open society and encourage students from all disciplines to get involved and participate in our incredible events - whether you’re a fourth year arts student majoring in international relations or a first year science student who enjoys reading the news every so often and likes Trump memes, MIAS is a society for you.

Aims & Objectives

- To develop students’ skills in vital areas such as debating, negotiation, leadership, problem solving.

- To nurture an understanding of international affairs and relations.

- Provide students with great opportunities to socialise and bond with likeminded people.

- Provide unique and fun educational opportunities through a number of different national and international projects, conferences, ventures, internships and summits.

- Encouraging academic and professional progress though networking opportunities, career nights, speakers panels and Q&S.

- Create vibrant and interactive events for people from all courses and walks of life, to talk about international relations, have a good laugh, and enjoy the company of some great people.

- TO HAVE FUN and make the most of the university experience.

Annual Membership (MSA Card)


Annual Membership (Non MSA Card)