Register for Galápagos

NMUN • Galápagos

Imagine yourself in the Galápagos Islands, one of the most unique and biodiverse places on Earth. You're surrounded by giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, and Darwin's finches. The air is filled with the sound of birdsong and the crashing of waves. But you're not here for vacation. You're here to participate in NMUN • Galápagos, a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity for college and university students from all over the world. Our simulation of the United Nations will address pressing global environmental issues. You'll learn about the challenges facing our planet and develop the skills you need to make a difference.

Outside of committee sessions:

  • Participate in service learning opportunities in Galápagos National Park.
  • Explore the Galápagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Straddle the Northern and Southern Hemispheres on the equator at Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World).
  • Discover Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to the conservation of giant tortoises.
  • Cruise to Kicker Rock to snorkel with and learn about sharks, large rays, tropical fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and many other unique species.
  • Interact with the locals (both humans and sea lions) along the waterfront's Malecón or soak up the island's natural beauty on a hidden beach.

NMUN • Galápagos is an experience you'll never forget. It's a chance to learn about global environmental issues, develop your leadership skills, and make new friends from all over the world.

We are grateful to our partner, Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Their campus on San Cristóbal Island is located on its own beach adjacent to the national park and trails. Space is limited, so register early!

Volunteer Leadership

Roberto Terán
Roberto Terán
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Roberto Terán was born in Quito, Ecuador, but was raised in Bloomington, Indiana. After returning to Ecuador for high school, Roberto began studying Law at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Roberto was part of USFQ delegation to represent Brazil at NMUN•NY in 2023. He is currently a volunteer tutor at ONUSFQ, while also completing his internship at Be legal AI, helping to create an AI for Ecuadorian law. In his spare time, Roberto likes to play sports, travel, and play the guitar.
Lauren Kiser
Lauren Kiser
Deputy Secretary-General
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Lauren lives in Fort Worth, Texas and currently works for a renewable energy developer, owner, and operator. Lauren graduated from Texas Christian University with a Double Degree in International Economics and International Relations in 2013. She earned her M.A. in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration in 2016 from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a Certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility from the Daniels College of Business/JKSIS in Denver, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys knitting and crochet, yoga, listening to hours of podcasts and audiobooks, and spending time with her husband and their two rescue dogs. Lauren also is an avid equestrian, competing in Dressage and has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals. She first participated as a delegate at NMUN•DC in 2010. She served on NMUN•NY volunteer staff from 2016-2024.

Program Partners

Our sincere thanks go out to our partner institution - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Universidad San Francisco de Quito