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Fall 2016 Study Abroad Opportunities for Human Rights Students

BY Johanna Debari


Human Rights in Paris, France (Fall 2016)

Through this Fall 2016 semester-long UConn faculty-led program, students have an opportunity to take two HRTS courses (earning up to 6 credits): HRTS 3293 (Foreign Study), combining classroom and “clinical” study where students become acquainted with the inner workings of Amnesty International; and HRTS 3420 (Being International), a Human Rights core course looking at human rights and geopolitics. Both courses include site visits to major human rights institutions such as AI, the League of Human Rights, and UNESCO, in Paris, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Application Deadline: March 25th, 2016
Apply at: http://abroad.uconn.edu/program/uconn-in-paris-france-faculty-led-exchange/
For more information, please contact the program faculty advisors:
Eliane DalMolin (LCL 2016-17 Paris Program Director, eliane.dalmolin@uconn.edu) or Samuel Martínez (HRTS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Samuel.martinez@uconn.edu)

Arava Institute in Israel (Fall 2016)

The Arava Institute is at the forefront of environmental studies and research in the Middle East. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Arava Institute offers students an opportunity to explore a range of environmental issues from an exceptional transboundary and interdisciplinary perspective. Under the guidance of leading environmental professionals and researchers, students maintain a full course-load in environmental studies that focus on water management, renewable energy, ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental politics, and more.
http://arava.org/student-brochure/

  • Courses focus on the areas of water management, renewable energy, ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental politics, and more. Students can also pursue an independent research project in the framework of a 3-credit elective independent study course. All courses are taught in English.
  • Students have an opportunity to complete HRTS 4291 Human Rights Internship through participation in weekly Peace-building and Environmental Leadership Seminars.

The scholarship for this program was generously funded by a grant
from the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
Scholarship funding is available to cover the cost of tuition for this program.

If you would like more information about how to apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, please contact Rachel Jackson before April 18th for more details.
Rachel.jackson@uconn.edu, 860-486-5393

Human Rights in London, England (Fall 2016)

Work, study and live in one of the most global cities in the world: London! Building on the success of UConn in London’s Global Citizenship in Practice program and an ongoing partnership with the Education, Training and Citizenship organization (ETC), this new track offers students the opportunity to complete 12 -15 credits of coursework, which includes a semester-long internship with a major human rights organization. Courses count toward both the human rights major and minor requirements, but are open to all majors. You will gain valuable international work experience and develop a fuller understanding of human rights theory and contemporary debates framed within the London context. During various field studies you will explore the capital city of London, and in the course of your internship have the chance to engage with critical global issues through active participation.