Short Term Exchange - Rutgers University (July)

Short Term Exchange - Rutgers University (July)

Explore major global issues and the inner workings of an intergovernmental organisation with experts from Rutgers University, the United Nations, and international NGOs. The program will focus on the UN’s core functions and roles in addressing global problems such as global security and conflict resolution, peace and human rights, international development, and climate change.

Country

USA

Type of Program

Short Term Study Abroad

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Length of Program

1 month

Program Dates

8 July 2019 - 26 July 2019 (TBC)

Language of Instruction

English

Application deadline 14 March 2019
Travel Grant

$700

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)

2.5

More InformationStudents in the program will explore and experience the inner workings of the UN and will learn about the UN system and its multilateral approaches to problem solving. In addition to a solid theoretical background on topics including public international law, global affairs, and international development, you will hone your skills in analytic research, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and debate and negotiation through exercises such as a mock security council debate, preparing nongovernmental organization (NGO) shadow reports to the human rights council, and developing a proposal for a sustainable development project. You will also have the opportunity to visit the offices of UN agencies and NGOs and engage with diverse guest speakers on current issues pertaining to international peace and security, human rights, and development

Course Information

Students will receive 500-level LAWZ credit
Please see pre-approved unit mapping here

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the Program Fee. Students will reside in Rutgers University residence halls while in New Brunswick, and in a dorm-style housing while in New York City. Some meals, such as a welcome dinner, receptions, and a farewell dinner are included in the fee.

Rutgers University Housing

Exchange Student Website

Rutgers University Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance. You must also purchase health insurance for this program through Rutgers University due to US visa compliance

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.


*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Summary
Explore major global issues and the inner workings of an intergovernmental organisation with experts from Rutgers University, the United Nations, and international NGOs. The program will focus on the UN’s core functions and roles in addressing global problems such as global security and conflict resolution, peace and human rights, international development, and climate change.

Area of study
Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Eligibility
Has a GPA requirement

Tags
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Global Issues, Short term, Exchange, Rutgers, US

Benefits
Travel Grant

Value
AU$700 minimum

Phone
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Email
mi.exchange@mq.edu.au

Apply URL
https://students.mq.edu.au/experience/travel-while-studying/apply

Closing dates URL
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Level of study
Undergraduate

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