As a student who has attended myriad conferences all over Taiwan, and some overseas, I believe it is imperative to look further into the world for MUN experiences. Not only to gain experience but also acquire and refine our collaboration and communication skills at a MUN event. As the oldest and one of the most prestigious Model United Nations conferences in the world, Berkeley MUN provides not only what are considered the bread and butter of MUN conferences, lobbying, and debating, but also presents a more holistic approach to the model united nations experience. Albeit held on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, BMUN extends the scope and help for participating students by providing in-depth position paper feedback, interactive media, and educational blogs prior to the conference. They even hold micro-lectures led by professor speakers who are experts in their respective fields. In my opinion, the conference, per se, isn’t the most important, but rather the experience of traveling abroad, collaborating and communicating with like-minded students, gaining insight and information about potential colleges of interest, experiencing the culture and environment of studying abroad, and most importantly internalizing a global perspective to prepare ourselves for the ever-changing world.
Courtesy of James Lai, class of 2022