Have you been to other MUN conferences in other countries before? How this one differs from those and what do you like most about this one?
No this is actually my first time on a MUN trip.
-What has the experience been like then?
I wasn’t expecting it to be as inclusive as this because I feel like I’m going to a different country and while I have lived in Greece I wasn’t expecting people to be so welcoming especially from my group. I actually really liked that I was able to interact with everybody and they spoke English just for me. I know some of my other teammates that came from Jordan didn’t as lucky with the groups, and I mean I’m enjoying it.
-Describe your journey to Cyprus:
It’s nice, It’s definitely different from Jordan, where we were used to dessert. Once we landed we could smell the sea. It was cool and it reminded me of when I lived in Greece ’cause I have not been back to Greece for eight years,, I used to live there as well but I was way younger. It’s nice to see the culture that I grew up in especially now that I’m older, it’s really great, I’ve been liking that a lot!
-What’s a normal day like for you?
In Jordan there’s a lot of traffic issues, people yelling at each other.It’s Jordan, it’s home, it’s fun. Order and Chaos I’d say. School is nice, but I’m in an American School there, so it feels American it doesn’t feel Jordanian but when you are outside school you can just be yourself. Everybody is busy being themselves and if they have a problem with you they can’t really do anything. The worst that could possibly happen there is somebody dislikes you, that doesn’t really matter in the end. It’s too much fun to do whatever you want!…. with the extent of the law. It’s great!
-What is a typical day at school for you?
I go to classes, my classes are really hard for me so I sit there and I try to understand everything in the day. At breaks I chill with my friends and we talk or rather get into arguments and do anything. Just what friends do. Other than that, I do generally like to pay attention in class because I can’t afford not to, unless I’m aiming for a D, which I don’t. Other than that I mean school and school work, “Work Hard, Play Harder”
-What is the food like there?
Oh, food there is actually pretty good, there’s shahanmas, mansaf, there’s all the Arab, traditional foods. They’re very VERY good! Especially in Cyprus as well, there’s souvlaki. I love souvlaki. Always, always love souvlaki. When I heard we were going to Cyprus, I got so excited because I haven’t eaten real, authentic souvlaki in sooooo long. And it has to be with extra tzantziki as well. IT HAS TO BE!