Global governance is a complex and dynamic process through which public, private, and civil society actors having different, and sometimes conflicting, interests and perspectives seek to address common issues and problems. This intensive program critically examines contemporary global governance structures and efforts with a particular focus on achieving economic development that is environmentally sound and socially inclusive. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the many different roles that states, inter-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations play in global governance in the early parts of the 21st century.
Requirements & Considerations
- Open to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students
- Admissions requirements for all programs
All students enroll in one required course. The course carries four Boston University credits.
- CAS IR 421/GRS IR 621 Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights (4 credits)
- Examines the roles of international “governing” institutions (the UN, NGOs, etc.) in the development of lower-income countries and the integration of human rights policies into such activities. Includes guest speakers from global organizations such as the WHO and the UN.
*Please note that this syllabus is only a draft and may be subject to change.
Housing & Student Services
- Double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms
- Shared, fully equipped kitchen
- No dining hall
- Laundry in BU residence
- Common study and recreational space at BU residence
- Summer Term: Late May to late June
- Summer Term: March 1
This program is rolling admissions; applications are reviewed once all application materials are received, prior to all deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received by the BU Study Abroad office. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as some programs and internship tracks have limited space and may fill up before the deadline. Submitting a complete application prior to the application deadline, does not guarantee acceptance. Students will be emailed an admissions decision within three weeks of a completed application.
Information for BU Students Awaiting an Admissions Decision and exceptions to the standard admission calendar for all students can be found here.
Cost & Financial Considerations
- Summer 2023 Tuition & Fees: $4,950
Cost includes tuition, housing, field trips, overseas medical insurance, and emergency evacuation coverage.
- Estimated program budget, including cost of living expenses for Summer 2023
- Grants and Scholarships available
- BU Study Abroad–arranged trans-Atlantic group flight not included in the program fee