Human Rights Summer Program Ben-Gurion University
Human Rights Summer Program was developed with the emphasis in the interaction between human rights practices and theory and offer student’s opportunities to explore the realm of human rights both outside and inside the classroom. Human Rights Summer Program invites students to a journey of reflective, inner work. It gives you the opportunity to clarify your personal goals and values. These clarifications can open the doors for engagement with advocacy, activism, and to a greater spiritual or academic study. After completing the summer program, each and every student can have the ability to chart their personal path in conjunction to human rights.
The Human Rights Summer Program is ideal for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and professionals who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of what human rights really is. People who choose to enroll and complete the Human Rights Summer Certification Program can work in different filed of disciplines including law, development, fundraising, advocacy, public health, and so on. Individuals with professional of academic experienced in human rights and wish to get further knowledge through a graduate level of study are also encouraged to enroll.
While studying the course, students can explore the places for commitment to human rights beginning from their personal identity. Human Rights Summer Program includes an academic course with 6 BGU credits, a social counselor, study field trips, guest lectures, and provide students with full privileges to access the University’s Sports Center.
Throughout the course of the summer program, students are required to attend discussions, performances, films, trainings, and other events related to human rights and its community. Also, students have the opportunity to further learn human rights from guest lectures. The School also offers students with optional visits to human rights communities and organizations.
Human Rights Summer Program is offered at a graduate level and open to degree, non-degree, and visiting students. Students are also assured that academic credits are awarded. Previous knowledge or coursework of human rights is not compulsory for enrolling the summer course, but the University offers optional introductory classes at the beginning of the summer session to help students review human rights laws, concepts, theories, and institutions.
The Human Rights Summer Program incur $50 or €40 for the application fee and the tuitions fee is around $ 1700 or € 1275. The tuition fee covers the cost classroom lectures, guest lectures, paper and visual aids. Fees for optional field trips are excluded. For international students as well as for students who live far from the university, the University offers on-campus housing for $400 / €300. The school also offers a variety of Grants, Scholarships, and other forms of funding aid to students who wish to study the summer program, but lack finances.
For further information, please visit Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Office of International Academic Affairs.