World MUN: Honest Talk (pt.2)

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The World MUN has been the centre of my school activity since the beginning of this year, when it finally became something concrete, after way more months of waiting.

It was a hazard. Doing 3 diplomatic simulations in three weeks, I admit it. I studied for the MEU Vienna while traveling home and while actually traveling to Vienna, then I studied for Rome on the train back from Vienna to Trento, and for Montreal in London, then on the train back from Rome to Trento and on the flight to Montreal. Still, even though I haven’t been the most ready person on the planet, I was happy and cheerful to see the progress. Because as usual we focus on the progress, right?

Let me begin by the fact that at first I was incredibly scared by public speaking, especially in English. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have done it a couple of times, but never in a such formal situation and never in front of about 300 people. It’s a fear I had to face and I proudly did it, because well, what else was I supposed to do?

Diana, my co-delegate and I, worked together with some of the élite students of Yale, Harvard, Stanford, KCL, LSE and many more and yes, maybe we weren’t the most brilliant ones, but still we managed to keep up, to make our point be listened (and we also received many compliments).

We experienced what the work at the UN is like. We had a first idea of what our careers might eventually be similar to. We worked with the best of the best (and the worst of the worst – just kidding), we have been reading resolutions for days, we have been studying the topic for ages, Diana and I even worked on it while I was in London, it’s crazy, isn’t it?

But still, when I finally did my very emotional speech on that podium, when I had the courage to do it, when I started talking, although for 90 seconds only, I understood it was worth it. Every single bit of energy I had put into that, wasn’t a complete waste, it was only to be there and live one of the best experiences done so far.

Can’t wait for the next one!

Have A Safe Journey!
Camilla

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