Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to be an International Studies major to join?
A: No, anyone who is interested in world cultures or international affairs is welcome to join.

Q: Is any experience needed to participate in Model UN?
A: No experience is necessary, everyone has to start somewhere. Only dedication and genuine interest is required. We look for a variety of qualities in each applicant.

Q: I am not good in front of crowds, but I can write well. Is that useful?
A: We work hard to develop the skills of all of our delegates, especially in the area of public speaking. You’ll practice, become more confident, and succeed as a speaker and leader. In addition, many of our delegates often work in pairs, with one person sometimes focusing on speaking and the other on writing, allowing for each delegate to focus on his/her strengths.

Q: Are the conferences all about debating?
A: No. Delegates will enjoy meeting hundreds, perhaps thousands of students from around the world. Committee sessions can last until the afternoon allowing delegates to explore the surrounding area, hang out with other delegations, and enjoy time off from their committees in an exhilarating social atmosphere.