If you are thinking about joining Model UN. Do it. You won’t know if you like it until you try it. On that note, after going to the St. Louis conference and helping out at the high school conference, I came to realize the encouraging nature of Model UN. Whether at a club meeting, participating in a conference or even helping to chair a conference, it all goes back to diplomacy and the innate desire to help others as much as we can.
In St. Louis, I represented Iraq on the topic of energy. Every day was about maintaining diplomatic relations in the way we spoke and worked on finding consensus. The most valuable part of the entire experience was interacting with the other delegations.
More recently, the Model UN Club put on a high school conference. Being on the flip slide by being a co-chair was certainly a different experience. To co-chair, I helped with keeping track of votes, giving feedback on resolutions, and at times I helped moderate the delegates discussion. At the end of it all, I learned how to engage in diplomacy, work with others, be solution oriented, and got to hang out with some pretty cool people.