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Survey of International Organizations Switzerland : This 2 week survey of international organization in gorgeous Fribourg, Switzerland provides students with an overview of the goals, functions, and significance of such organizations in today's fast cha
Location:
Strasbourg, France; Fribourg, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
This study abroad program will begin in the first two weeks of January, allowing students to examine the achievements and failures of the world's most important organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective. Using frameworks provided by economics, political science, international relations, and international law, the course will address the following questions: What are functions of international organizations, How can international organizations diminish or solve collective action problems, Are they successful in doing so, What are the main obstacles faced by these organizations?

Survey of International Organizations Switzerland : This 2 week survey of international organization in gorgeous Fribourg, Switzerland provides students with an overview of the goals, functions, and significance of such organizations in today's fast changing global environment. After this program, you will earn 3 undergraduate semester credits in GLOA 480, CONF 385 or GOVT 398. If you are a graduate student, you will earn 3 graduate semester credits in GOVT 739: Issues in Comparative and International Politics or PUAD 739: Issues in International Management.

Setting Description:
Our four full-day site visits in Geneva and Strasbourg will include: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA); International Labor Organization (ILO); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); World Trade Organization (WTO); European Parliament; European Court of Human Rights; Council of Europe.
Cost:
$4,995. The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes tuition, housing, excursions to Geneva and Strasbourg, most meals, guest lectures, pre-departure orientation and emergency medical insurance including medical evacuation and repatriation.

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