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Academic Programs

Education Abroad


Students can earn credits towards the human rights minor or major while doing an internship as part of a UConn Education Abroad program. These are just some of the unique opportunities available to our students.

UConn Human Rights in London

Through volunteer placements and experiential learning opportunities, UConn in London offers students the chance to engage with critical global issues both inside and outside the classroom. The program makes the most of being located in the heart of London for expanding your understanding of global problems in the areas of human rights, social justice, sustainability, women’s rights, immigrant rights, economics, health care, and education.  During various field studies you will explore the city unknown to the tourist and in the course of your voluntary contributions to NGO community placements, you will learn more about the complexities of global citizenship in one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. All courses inform contemporary debates on globalization and citizenship and include anthropology, art history, human rights studies, political science, and sociology.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for Human Rights Majors.

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UConn Human Rights in Paris, France

Through this Fall 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.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for Human Rights Majors.

Apply at: http://abroad.uconn.edu/program/uconn-in-paris-france-faculty-led-exchange/

For more information, please contact the program faculty advisers:

Roger Célestin (Professor, Literature, Cultures and Languages, roger.celestin@uconn.edu) or Samuel Martínez (HRTS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Samuel.martinez@uconn.edu)


The Arava Institute, Israel

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.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for Human Rights Majors.

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