20 Things Only Model United Nations Institute Alumni Understand

Special Thanks to Justine Wang, MUNI Alumnus and Volunteer, for writing this article!

 

  1. When everyone uses the UN Flag headshot as their main social media profile picture after camp.
  2. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

  3. When you can’t speak without thinking “Hook ~ Point ~ Action.”
  4. Photocredit: NBC's "The Office"/gif-finder.com

    Photocredit: NBC’s “The Office”/gif-finder.com

     

  5. When you become obsessed with shopping for Western business attire, instead of casual clothes.
  6. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

  7. When the Diplomacy Fellows speak multiple languages and end up decoding all the notes you pass during committee (they are always watching…).
  8. Photocredit: Associated Press/Julie Jacobson

    Photocredit: Associated Press/Julie Jacobson

     

  9. When you think “Decorum delegates!” when your class at school gets noisy.
  10. Photocredit: Best Delegate

    Photocredit: Best Delegate

     

  11. When you are rushing to get your working paper in.
  12. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

     

  13. When you get to be roommates with someone who lives thousands of miles away.
  14. Photocredit: Buzzfeed/Alana Massey

    Photocredit: Buzzfeed/Alana Massey

     

  15. When the GroupMe from summer still exists for months and months after.
  16. Photocredit: Best Delegate

    Photocredit: Best Delegate

     

  17. When you constantly get notifications from the Alumni Facebook Group.
  18. Photocredit: Tumblr "A Scientist's Thesis"/Pedro Carvalho

    Photocredit: Tumblr “A Scientist’s Thesis”/Pedro Carvalho

     

  19. When you randomly find yourself doing the Ryan Villanueva Hand Diamond©.
  20. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

  21. When your level of class is through the roof because you are dressed up in Western business attire.
  22. Photocredit: Best Delegate

    Photocredit: Best Delegate

     

  23. When you can’t help but call people out when they try to fund resolutions with NGOs.
  24. Photocredit: Buzzfeed Australia/Jenna Guillaume

    Photocredit: Buzzfeed Australia/Jenna Guillaume

     

  25. When you require caffeine to function.
  26. Photocredit: Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Justine Wang

     

  27. When you hear “the Best Delegate brings out the best in others” so many times that you start saying it in your sleep.
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    Photocredit: Glee.wikia.com, User: Glitterr0ckvampire

     

  29. When you always want to “open up the circle” with your friends.
  30. Photocredit: NBC's "Parks and Recreation"/ Livejournal.com User: Queenofspades89

    Photocredit: NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”/ Livejournal.com User: Queenofspades89

     

  31. When delegates UnMod in a language that you don’t understand.
  32. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

     

  33. When 9:57 p.m. is the worst minute of your life.
  34. Photocredit: Giphy.com/Tumblr User: Emmastone-rphelp

    Photocredit: Giphy.com/Tumblr User: Emmastone-rphelp

     

  35. When you see a BD pin at a conference and know that this kid has game.
  36. Photocredit: GQ.com/Freddie Campion

    Photocredit: GQ.com/Freddie Campion

  37. When you can’t help but make MUN group name puns.
  38. Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Best Delegate/Justine Wang

     

  39. When you finally get to have MUN Institute Reunions (Munions).
  40. Photocredit: Justine Wang

    Photocredit: Justine Wang

     

By Justine Wang, MUNI Alumnus

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