There are many ways to get involved in human rights at UNL. In addition to your human rights classes and capstone experience, you can study abroad, become a leader in one of the many human rights-oriented clubs or create your own path for making a mark on the world.
Many of our students spend at least one semester abroad and/or participate in faculty-led study abroad programs. These experiences take them all over the globe, from Mexico to Morocco, from China to Chile and well beyond. Students gain language skills, cultural competencies, new friends and broadened horizons. While engaging with human rights coursework and internships abroad, students come to recognize the overarching meaning of human rights: lives full of purpose and dignity.
For more information about study abroad scholarships, please go to our scholarships page. For more on the capstone experiential learning course (HRHA 400), which can be undertaken abroad, see the course catalog.
Related clubs and organizations on campus
This organization is a simulation of the United Nations. Students represent UN member countries at national model UN competitions and draft solutions to contemporary problems, from violence against women to nuclear weapons testing. In the process, they gain research and public speaking skills, learn how to cooperate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different perspectives and gain life-long friendships with peers from all around the country and the globe.
Stipends are available on a competitive basis for HRHA students competing with the UNL team at national Model UN competitions. See the scholarship page for more information. For more information about the club, check them out on Facebook.
UNL hosts a chapter of Amnesty International. The goal of Amnesty International is to fight back against injustice, one person and one action at a time. Learn more on their Facebook page.
United Nations Association
New for the 2017-2018 academic year, UNL is home to a chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA). UNA promotes the work of the UN through education, outreach and activism.