Why Study Human Rights?
Go beyond the halls of power to learn how individuals and communities are giving momentum to grassroots human rights movements across three different countries. Travel to Nepal, Jordan, and Ecuador, where you’ll meet with a wide range of scholars, members of Parliament, feminist leaders, international nongovernmental organizations, United Nations officials, indigenous communities, and refugees. Consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities in human rights. Gain a deeper insight into multilayered perspectives on human rights issues, often against the backdrop of governments in tectonic shift, and understand pathways to enacting human rights-based change. Along the way, you’ll explore how to live, act, teach, and learn in ways that affirm human dignity, uproot oppression, and advance collective struggles for rights and justice everywhere.
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel in spring 2022.
- In Kathmandu, meet with lawyers and activists working to ensure a more just future in Nepal.
- Speak with refugees in Jordan and camp in the desert sands of the Wadi Rum.
- Learn about cultural resistance and land rights from indigenous communities in Ecuador.
Previous college-level coursework or background in anthropology, history, economics, sociology, or political science, as assessed by SIT. Coursework or background in philosophy, religion, or ethics is recommended but not required.