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3 Global Human Rights Summer School Programs


Ever dreamt of pursuing further studies overseas with something you’re passionate about, but worried about costs, visas, and the hassle of applications?

Well, fret not – we have compiled a list of three excellent, affordable, and worthwhile summer school programs in the field of human rights education, law, training, and development – a discpline which the world is direly in need of, given the current political situation.

Although there are a countless number of summer school programs out there today, some of these can be very expensive – that’s why we have compiled a short list for those who are interested in pursuing a professional certification, while remaining within the realm of affordability, without sacrificing the quality of education and the experiences it brings.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights
PROGRAM DATES: July 3-12, 2017
LOCATION: European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy
FEES: EUR850 (10% discounts apply to early birds)
DEADLINE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2017 (March 15, 2017 for early birds)
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY: This program is ideal for aspirants who have less time to devote to further training while providing an excellent, world-class experience featuring some of the finest minds on human rights from all over the world. Studying it in Venice is just the icing on the cake. Andiamo!

International Summer Academy in Peacebuilding, Intercultural Dialogue & Human Rights
PROGRAM DATES: August 11-20 and August 20-29, 2017 (2 intakes)
LOCATION: School of Peacebuidling, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Dialogue, Security & Human Rights, Baar, Switzerland
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY: The 10-day programs (which can be taken together, thus 20 days all in all), focus on conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and intercultural dialog – all of which are skills that the world is increasingly in dire need of. This program is multidisciplinary in scope, bringing together professionals from all sorts of life, which makes for a truly enhancing learning experience.

Academy of European Law Summer School
PROGRAM DATES: June 19-30, 2017
LOCATION: European University Institute, Florence, Italy
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY: This course offers specialized courses focusing on the theme of human rights and global governance featuring some of the leading lights in this field from Europe, North America, and Oceania, all under the backdrop of sunny, picturesque, and historical city of Florence.

These are just some of the many human rights summer school programs you can opt to attend – but these are the ones that are definitely worth checking out today. Deadlines are just around the corner – get moving!

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