The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is open to students and professionals from around the world with an interest in international human rights law. There are no specific academic requirements to participate in this program. All program courses and activities will be conducted in English, but no language assessment or scores are required.
Registration is done on a rolling basis and registrants may expect to receive confirmation that they have been provisionally registered, pending payment of the registration and program fees, via email within 3 to 5 business days of receipt of their registration materials. Registration fees must be paid in full within two weeks of that email, or the spot will be released to free up space for other registrants.
Health Insurance and Precautions
SHRI strongly recommends that all participants arrange for health insurance coverage for their time in the United States. Participants are encouraged to check with their current provider to see if coverage extends to their stay in New York.
Participants who are not covered are strongly urged to purchase insurance. Please note that participants are not automatically covered by Fordham University’s health insurance, and may be held liable for any emergency medical expenses they incur during their time in the United States.
International participants are invited to purchase basic health insurance coverage offered through Collegiate Insurance Resources via Fordham University’s Office for International Services. For information on benefits and coverage, participants should contact Malinda Townsend at 610-537-9461.
Please note that this coverage is only available to international, or “non-immigrant” students. This coverage is not available to U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or permanent residents.
Discounted early registration fees are refundable up to the corresponding fee deadline, after which no fees will be refunded. Registrants who withdraw prior to the applicable fee deadline will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $100 registration fee. Registrants who apply in the regular registration cycle (after May 29) and withdraw from the program between June 1 and June 15, 2017 will be charged an additional $500 withdrawal fee. After June 15, 2017, no fees will be refunded.
All participants are required to submit a non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. The program fee is $2950, and covers tuition for approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on weekdays and extracurricular activities.
The final deadline to register is July 1, 2017, after which participants will only be accepted if space is available.