Study Abroad Opportunity in South Africa

Dear Colleague:

May we ask for your help in sharing information on the International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) program in Johannesburg, South Africa with students who may be interested?  Our application deadline for the Spring 2012 semester is October 15, 2011.  We thank you in advance for your assistance.  Please find a brief description below.

International Human Rights Exchange
Johannesburg, South Africa

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students.  The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Joahnnesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.  Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights.  In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work.  Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa.  Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and other relevant sites, and attend guest lectures from human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

Application Deadlines

October 15th        Spring Semester
March 1st             Fall Semester

For more information on the International Human Rights Exchange:  http://www.ihre.org

Best wishes,

Jennifer Kloes
Director of Recruitment / International Program Manager
Institute for International Liberal Education
Bard College
Tel:  (845) 758-7081
E-mail:  kloes@bard.edu

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