Join Georgia Law’s Global Governance Summer School!
July 1 – 10, 2019
Students in law and related disciplines, from the United States, Europe, and beyond, are welcome to take part in the Georgia Law-Leuven Centre Global Governance Summer School.
Continuing a four-decade tradition, Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center offers summer study abroad. Partnering with the prestigious Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Center presents a ten-day Global Governance Summer School. This not-for-credit program includes instruction, coursework, site visits, and professional development opportunities.
To apply, please see the Global Governance Summer School website, or contact Amanda Shaw, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation at the Dean Rusk International Law Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leuven, Belgium and The Hague, Netherlands
The program begins at the centuries-old University of Leuven, located in the beautiful city of Leuven, Belgium, a short train ride from Brussels and easily accessible to many European capitals. Students will be centrally located in this historic city that dates to 891. Leuven is the lead city in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, though English is widely spoken. Home to the Stella Artois brewery, Leuven is a vibrant city with excellent restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shopping.
The second half of the program continues in The Hague, known informally as the judicial capital of the world. The Hague is home to many international courts including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, and more than 150 international organizations. Due to its location on the North Sea, The Hague is also home to some of the most popular seaside resorts in the Netherlands.
The 2018 GGSS Group outside the Peace Palace in The Hague.
Through lectures, discussions, and group projects, students will explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other non-state actors, interact. A range of global challenges will be discussed, and topics may include trade and sustainable development, peace and security, trafficking and other crimes, intellectual property, the environment, human rights and the rule of law, and migration.
Instructors will include faculty from both UGA School of Law and the University of Leuven. Please note this program is not for course credit.
2019 Tentative Itinerary
The full program is forthcoming.
The first five days of the program will be spent in Leuven, Belgium. Students will participate in three full days of classroom instruction, as well as two professional development trips to Brussels, including institution and law firm visits.
On day six of the program, students will journey to The Hague in the Netherlands. Here students will spend the remainder of the program visiting international legal institutions. Visits will include several international courts and tribunals headquartered in The Hague, such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Cultural excursions will also be offered.
Housing & Meals
The program costs cover lodging for the duration of the trip, and transportation between Belgium and the Netherlands. Students are responsible for their own meals and incidentals. See cost of attendance sheet for estimated costs.
In Leuven, students will reside at the centrally located Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, a modern facility with access to the internet and university facilities including the libraries. In The Hague, students will reside in a hotel located adjacent to the Dutch parliament, and surrounded by restaurants, museums, and shopping.
The 2017 GGSS Group at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Eligibility & Admission Criteria
The Global Governance Summer School Program is open to all students at the University of Georgia School of Law, as well as Graduate Students in Political Science or International Affairs at UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Graduate students from other related disciplines at UGA are also welcome to apply.
Interested students from outside the United States should apply through KU Leuven.
See estimated Cost of Attendance link at the top of the brochure page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Small travel stipends are available to law students who are also taking part in the Global Externships Overseas program. Students are encouraged to explore travel scholarships maintained by the UGA Office of International Education.
Admissions are rolling after the applications open in January of 2019. The deadline for all applications will be March 20th, 2019, and only those marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Be sure to complete ALL pre-departure materials. Admission decisions will be sent via the studyaway.uga.edu application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.
For more information, contact: Amanda Shaw, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, at email@example.com or (706) 542-5168.
UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center. Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an International Traveler's Hotline (404-332-4559) where, by punching in the country code of your host country, you can get recorded information on vaccinations, food and water, and current health problems. Their website can also be a valuable resource: http://www.cdc.gov
There are no required immunizations for most of Western Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. However, there are recommended vaccinations for almost all locations. The Hepatitis B vaccination is now recommended for all destinations. They may include Hepatitis A and/or B if you anticipate contact with blood or other bodily fluids or sexual contact with people from the host country. If you are going to South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia or remote areas of your host country, consult the CDC Traveler's Hotline several months in advance of your departure as they may suggest vaccinations as early as six months in advance.
The Travel Medicine Clinic at UGA provides personalized international travel consultations for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Information is provided on general health risks of travel, risks of contracting diseases related to international travel and methods of prevention, including vaccinations. The clinic also provides vaccinations against common diseases such as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), influenza and Hepatitis B. This is a fee-per-visit service. Total charges will vary based on the number of vaccines needed. Appointments are necessary, and students are asked to schedule at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Call 706- 542-5575 for appointments and fee information or visit http://www.uhs.uga.edu/services/travel_clinic.html.
Visit Travel Health Online, a free on-line service, to review Destination Information including the health risks in your host country. http://www.tripprep.com.