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Good day everyone! I guess many of us are participating in MUN with tight budget, sometimes it makes us think whether to participate in a MUN or not, especially considering there are some stereotypes associated with MUN, one of them is being expensive. However, that never means we can not and should not participate in a Model United Nations, losing out some chances to learn. Below I'm gonna portray some personal tips of mine when you're participating in a MUN with pretty tight budget.
1. Compare each and every single MUN that interests you the most. Find the which one has the best value for money!
The title says it all. Registration fee for MUN is sometimes expensive. However, measuring its worth can be seen through features or facilities that each of them provides, this includes: conference venue, meals/drinks/snacks, socials, and possibly some sort of accommodation. You can also check whether there is scholarship or registration waiver provided by the organizing committee. This way, you can make sure that you can press your spending during the conference.
2. Use the least expensive transportation system to go to the destination
The reason why our MUN expenditure explodes is because we have to purchase round trip transportation. This can be especially expensive if we are going abroad with plane transportation. Some tips that we can apply here include, finding the cheapest in each type of transportation, for example by comparing providers price side by side. Mostly, Low Cost ones (LCC) would easily grab the cake, but do not forget that sometimes we can get a sale!
3. Use backpack instead of suitcase
Backpack is simpler to bring, have greater efficiency compared to suitcase. Beside, most backpacks are exempted from airlines baggage fees (if it's not included in the airlines trip price). In comparison, if you are bringing suitcase, only small-sized suitcase can be put into the cabin, which means more time would be consumed to wait for the baggage claim process. Do not worry tho, carrying backpacks can also double as an exercise!
4. Bring your own food from home
Food food food! Admittedly, many people loves food. While it is sometimes rewarding to taste local cuisines outside the conference, you can save more bucks by bringing food from home, thus you don't need to buy food outside. It is also recommended for you to cook, deeming its possibility
5. Enjoy your travel!
Hey, we need to balance life outside simulating the conference process for days, no? Thus why, enjoy yourself. Take a walk, enjoy the scenery, without spending excessive amount of money! Most of the time, you can go to many beautiful places around the conference area for free. Keeping yourself stressed all day long can be dangerous, because some people tend to spend even more money to buy "temporary" happiness.
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