Human Rights, Forced Migration, and Education (PSCI 454) Dr. Eileen Doherty-Sil, Political Science Dr. Fernando Chang-Muy, Law Dr. Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Graduate School of Education
An unprecedented number of forced migrants are challenging the world order. Recent approximate figures suggest that over 63 million people are forced migrants. While the bulk of these forced migrants are internally displaced, over twenty million are refugees in other countries. The bulk of these refugees are women and children. This course explores forced migration through the lens of human rights. Drawing on human rights frameworks to explore refugee policy and its applications (particularly in the context of education), this course will challenge and expand students’ understandings of human rights as they are applied to refugees.
The details of this itinerary are notional and subject to change.
Arrive in Amman
Sunday, 5/20 - Thursday, 5/24
Refugee camp visits, public school visits, meetings with embassies and international organizations
Return to Philadelphia
Travel and Accommodation
Students will not be required to take a group flight to Lebanon, but they will be given specific parameters about when to arrive in Beirut.
Accommodations include hotels (double occupancy).
Cost and Finance
Penn Global Seminars are funded by a generous donation from the Hasan and Arifa Ahmad Fund, as well as contributions from Penn's Global Engagement Fund. All in-country logistical costs, including accommodations, transportation, entrance fees, translation services, and group meals, are covered by Penn Global. Students do not pay a program fee to participate in a Global Seminar.
Students will be responsible for the cost of the round-trip flight to the program site. For this course, students will not be required to travel on a group flight. Students are also responsible for personal meals, visa fees, and vaccinations, where applicable.
A $250 deposit is assessed after a student commits to the program and is refunded upon receiving the student's confirmed flight itinerary. Students will be notified before the deposit is charged.
Students who receive financial aid may be eligible for an adjustment to their aid to cover the out-of-pocket costs of the program. Penn Abroad will share a budget sheet with Student Financial Services so that adjustments to the aid package can be determined.
All costs related to the on-campus component of the program are the responsibility of the student and are not figured into the program budget for SFS.
The application for this program opens September 11, 2017 and closes October 6, 2017. Please apply using the "Apply Now" button located at the top right section of this brochure.
Applications are reviewed by a committee which includes the course instructor and Penn Abroad staff. Strong applicants may be invited for an in-person interview.
Students will be notified of their decision on October 25, 2017 and will be given two weeks to commit to the program.
Please direct application questions to Laurie Jensen, Penn Global Seminars Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.