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: United States of America
Program Dates: 4 July 2018 - 24 July 2018
Type of program: Short Term Exchange
Length of Program: 1 month 
Application deadline: 11 March 2018
Language of Instruction: English

Students will receive 500-level LAWZ credit

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.

More Information: Students 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.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Students must have minimum GPA of 2.5 at time of assessment
  • Be in their 4th year of LAW
  • Satisfy other criteria specified in the Student Exchange Policy

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: A non-refundable fee of $50 applies for all Short Term Programs. Successful applicants will be given instructions for payment upon acceptance.

Logistics Fees: Flight tickets is not included in program fee

Insurance: Students are covered by Macquarie International insurance and must purchase extra insurance to cover any travel taken before or after the official start and end dates for the program. Rutgers University insurance is also mandatory and an additional fee.

Program Costs: There is a compulsory program fee for this course of approximately 5,300AUD.


*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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