The Human Rights Institute believes it is essential for students to have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through coursework into practice. Experiential learning opportunities are the cornerstone of our academic program, so that students can positively contribute to the evolving culture of human rights, understand varied perspectives and the realities of pursuing a career in the human rights field, and be competitive in their chosen fields.
The Human Rights & Action Learning Community engages students through academic, experiential, and residential activities designed to enhance their understanding of social justice, diversity, and civic responsibility.
Human rights minors and the majority of majors complete an internship as their capstone human rights experience. The Human Rights Institute believes it is important for students to have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through coursework into practice. The seminar component of the internship helps students to reflect upon the connections between theory and practice.
Experiential Global Learning
Completing a degree in human rights is highly complementary with participating in experiential global learning opportunities. Experiential global learning opportunities are education abroad programs which focus on building intercultural competence for global citizenship via experience based learning components.