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Exclusive United Nations Opportunity for the Fall 2014 Voyage: Participate in the Human Rights Council in Geneva


Imagine… being at the center of international politics and the forefront of humans rights debates.

Imagine… that you could interact directly with global leaders and that your voice could be heard on topics involving the rights of children across the globe.

Imagine… meeting individuals who devote their time to defending human rights and seeing what it is like to work at a leading NGO like the United Nations.

We are pleased to announce that we again offer an exciting, hands-on leadership opportunity for Fall 2014 voyagers that lets you do all of those things. This is a unique opportunity for young leaders who are passionate about human rights, international security issues, and careers in international relations to participate in the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva. The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the UN with 47 participating member states tasked with addressing human rights violations around the globe.

This special opportunity comes directly from a passionate team at ISE and friends of the SAS program who work at the US Mission, the UN and the National Organization of Women’s Associations. The program has preparation and reflection on the ship with comparative politics SAS Professor Jack Bielasiak who has a strong background and research in anti-violence. This is sure to be a transformative and unforgettable experience!

Students will fly to Geneva via Brussels and enjoy an orientation at the Palais des Nations and receive a briefing about schedule and expectations. The group will meet with delegates of the Human Rights Council and generate actual input for the “Right to Development” agenda with a collective response that will be presented in a side event during the HRC. In addition, students are granted exclusive access to attend various Human Rights Council sessions that will take place on September 16 and 17. There will be a special session focused on careers at the UN with the US Mission and a tour of the International Red Cross Museum. After lots of hard work, students will enjoy a day in Paris, France before heading back to meet up with the ship in Le Havre, France.

Interested in being involved? Let us show you how:

Step 1: Sign up with the field office for program ANT 401-101 on your MyPassport page.

Step 2: Download the application online:

Step 3: Submit your entry by July 15th

There are 16-20 competitive spots for this program. We hope to see you in Geneva!

Any questions? Email:

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