Model UN Institute Alumni Success Stories
MUN Institute alumni like your child are using their MUN Skills to accomplish BIG things
Stephanie - US Foreign Service Officer
As a Foreign Service Officer, it is essential to be able to speakon foreign policy issues in front of an audience, collaborate withpeople from different countries and cultures, and negotiate policiesthat will have a real impact on people’s lives. My participationin Model UN in college prepared me to do just that. I went fromdebating solutions to the Syrian civil war with college students tocollaborating with UNHCR and the Jordanian government on how toprovide Syrian refugees with work permits and access to educationin Jordan. In addition to learning about a wide range of foreign policyissues, Model UN taught me how to research, refine and presentthe interests of a different country and how to convince my peersto jump on-board with my proposed policies. I use these skills everyday working as a U.S. diplomat and I continue to work with ModelUN programs in Jordan.
Finn - Intern, UN Department of Public Information
I started participating in Model UN in my junior year of high schoolin 2010 and continued throughout my undergrad. Thanks to ModelUN, I not only improved my personal and academic skills and founda college major to follow, but also had the opportunity to intern forthe real United Nations. During my internship, I worked with theDepartment of Education Outreach, and Model UN gave me theexperience I excel at my job!
Ilhan - Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Fellow
Model UN allowed me to cultivate my public speaking, interpersonal and diplomatic skills while also putting me in contact with some very ambitious and intellectually curious young people.If I could recommend any one extracurricular to students it would be Model UN, you can’t ask for a community as challenging and supportive as this one.
Richard - Program Manager
In 2015, my family decided to enroll me in a Model UN summer camp. While my Best Delegate story could have easily ended with me waving goodbye to my fellow peers and mentors at the end of the program, what could have been just a week-long program culminated into one of my most cherished and storied adventures to date.
Over the course of the past 5 years, I have been fortunate to be working with Best Delegate as a Diplomacy Fellow, Editor-In-Chief, and Program Manager. My experience with Best Delegate can be described as a symbiotic relationship of simultaneously learning and teaching! I’ve learned valuable life and professional lessons such as what it means to be a team player, how to settle and mediate disputes and even work out highly complex and logistical plans which accommodate dozens of staff members, hundreds of parents, and thousands of students. With each role, carrying unique challenges and responsibilities, one common thread runs through them all; that is the culture of creating a safe and inclusive atmosphere, which allows students to grow and learn at their own pace. Now, more so than ever do I understand the necessity to enfranchise young people to do more and demand better.
Georgina - Best Delegate Teacher
In 2017, I decided to use my passion for Model UN to make a tangible impact on students by working with Best Delegate.
I started MUN when I was in 8th grade. I was driven toward the activity to overcome my own fear of public speaking, which I didn’t believe I could overcome. MUN has changed my life, and I will be forever grateful for the confidence and inspiration I’ve gained from participating. MUN inspired me to attend Georgetown to study and work toward solving some of today’s greatest global challenges, and my time as the head delegate for Georgetown's MUN team culminated in a speech delivered in front of 3,500 participants, something which I would have never imagined myself accomplishing years before. At Best Delegate, I had the opportunity to show students their own leadership potential, and my experience that summer only furthered my passion for MUN and international education.
In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began, I immediately sought to return to Best Delegate and create an online experiential education platform for students to continue to debate and tackle today’s global challenges, which the pandemic only made more visible to youth across the globe. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with hundreds of students from the U.S. and around the world and watch them grow as advocates, diplomats, and change-makers within the new and uncertain world we’re currently facing. Best Delegate has shown me what’s possible through Model UN and experiential learning, and how to inspire others to take on leadership roles, bring out the best in one another, and strive to create a more positive, equitable, and sustainable future.
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