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.
International Organizations in Europe
International Organizations in Europe
Program Type: UA Faculty-led
Credit Type: UA Direct Credit
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Open To: UA Students
Language of Instruction: English
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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. Students will be enrolled in POL 361: International Organizations and POL 399: Independent Study.
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.
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 local hangouts and places to listen to different kind of music.
Students will stay in a residence hall connected with the University of Fribourg.
- Guaranteed scholarships for each committed participant in the amount of $1000 are now available for this program ($500 provided by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences & the School of Government & Public Policy with a $500 match by Study Abroad).
- SGPP students may be eligible for travel reimbursements. More information can be found online; eligible students should apply directly to SGPP: https://sgpp.arizona.edu/student-funding/travel-stipend
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