Model United Nations at McMurry has received a coveted assignment for the upcoming January 11-20, 2013, National Model UN conference on the Galapagos Islands. Only 26 slots were available, and McMurry University’s Model UN program has been selected to represent Argentina at the conference.
The conference – the first of its kind – will be held at the Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) on San Cristóbal Island, directly adjacent to Galapagos National Park. During the 9-day conference, students will focus on environmental issues that impact fragile ecosystems, engage in cultural visits in Ecuador and on the Galapagos Islands, as well as work on a community service project on San Cristóbal. Of the 26 schools selected for the conference, 9 (35%) are from non-US universities.