Summer 2018 Trip to New York City

Undergraduate 2018 Summer Travel & Study Opportunity

Professors Wendy S. Hesford and Jennifer Suchland invite International Studies Human Rights Minors and Arts and Humanities undergraduates interested in human rights to attend an informational session on February 19, Denney Hall, Room 311 from 1:00-1:45 about the summer study opportunity “Human Rights in Transit.”

This is a 5-day study program scheduled for June 15-19, 2018. The program will include attending film screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Lincoln Center and exploring the archives at Columbia University’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research. We will also tour the African Burial Ground National Monument, United Nations, and the Stonewall National Moment among other human rights related sites.

Students accepted to the program will be provided lodging and travel accommodations.

In order to participate, students will need to enroll in English 5193 (Course 15349) for 1 credit during the first summer session with Professor Wendy S. Hesford.  [The Registrar indicates that cost for first 4-week summer session will be discounted 25% along with all summer fees and tuition.]

This is a competitive program. Application deadline is March 5, 2018. Students interested should send a detailed cover letter (no longer than 1 page single-spaced) to Professor Wendy Hesford (Hesford.1) indicating their interest in the program, background study and/or experience in human rights, and a short statement about a research or creative project that they hope to develop based on the trip.

Support for this program comes from OSU Human Rights in Transit Discovery Grant and the International Studies Program.