International Organizations in Europe

Switzerland
Fribourg
International Organizations in Europe
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25June 24July 22Budget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

The Survey of International Organizations program at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland introduces students to the operations and significance of international organizations. The program consists of 4 weeks in Switzerland and follow up assignments in Tucson and includes visits to the United Nations Conference for Disarmament Affairs, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labor Organization, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as the E.U. Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Academics

Summer 2018 dates: June 24-July 22

This program consists of four-weeks in Switzerland and an independent study component with Professor Paulette Kurzer in order to complete 6 credits in Political Science (POL 361-SA ​and POL 399​).

Alongside a rigorous academic schedule, students will go on site trips to see the day-to-day operations and meet with senior representatives of major international organizations, such as the United Nations Conference for Disarmament Affairs, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labor Organization, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as the E.U. Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights in nearby Strasbourg, France.

Additional information about the on site component is available here.

SGPP students may be eligible for travel reimbursements. More information can be found online; eligible students should apply directly to SGPP.

Location

Fribourg is a medium sized town of approximately 36,500 inhabitants (100,000 including its suburbs) and is situated in the heart of Switzerland and Europe. Fribourg in Switzerland is a city of incomparable charm. Encompassing its meandering river, the Sarine, it possesses one of the finest ensembles of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. The Sarine River marks the linguistic divide; French is mostly spoken on the west bank, and German on the other side (Freiburg in German). Since its foundation in 1157, it has achieved an alliance of tradition and modernity. As there are about 9,000 students out of 36,500 inhabitants, Fribourg's population is quite young and sociable. There are also many bars and places to listen to different kind of music

Housing

Students will stay in a residence hall connected with the University of Fribourg.

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