United Nations Trip
Want to experience a day at the United Nations? Receive detailed briefings on humanitarian issues? Tour the amazing U.N. complex? Join us for our annual United Nations Global Citizenship Seminar!
Fairfield University's Annual United Nations Academic Trip, "Global Citizenship Seminar" is offered through the Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL) in collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, and staff. In addition to touring the United Nations Building itself, students receive detailed briefings focusing on humanitarian issues, refugees, human trafficking, trade and global debt and other forces behind Global Migration. On past trips, students met with senior level administrators, representatives from the UN, US Fund for UNICEF, Institute of International Education, World Youth Alliance, and International Rescue Committee, among others.
"It was so intriguing to listen to such educated, important people. I loved learning about internship opportunities and the Fulbright scholarship, and it was amazing to hear what is being done around the world to help scholars. The trip made me feel more connected to the world and made me realize that there is a lot more than just the United States."
"My greatest take-away was visiting the UN for the first time. It is something that I had always dreamed of and it was a very special moment, due to the fact that I would like to work there some day."
This event is in alignment with the university-wide Global Citizenship initiative as well as the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) project, which is also sponsored by the CFPL.