Now, picture a different boarding gate, this time in the Incheon Airport. As I was awaiting the flight that will take me back to America, I felt an emotion very different than the one I had experienced just a week prior. A week ago, I was nervous about what my time in Seoul would hold. Now, I was immensely grateful for the experiences I had witnessed. Sure, I was "unprepared" and couldn’t even say “hello” or “thank you” in Korean before I went to Seoul. But, thankfully readiness wasn’t a necessary quality for World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) 2015. What was a necessary qualities were an open mind and a desire to learn.
Along with the help of the rest of the Georgetown team (one of whom mercifully spoke Korean), I was able to experience a wealth of adventures. From a trip to the demilitarized zone to bringing home a Diplomacy Award at the conference, it was a truly unforgettable time. I’ll always cherish these memories, but I also learned valuable life lessons. I learned how to push myself, break out of my comfort zone, and step past my fears. These lessons and experiences combined to create one of the most wonderful adventures of my life. I’d personally like to thank Georgetown University, the International Relations Club, and all other organizations that made WorldMUN possible. You truly did give 11 students the chance of a lifetime.