From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 05 May 1996 15:18:45


                      STUDY TERM IN JANUARY 
                         By Julian Shipp 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--College students will again have a unique opportunity to 
examine the work of the United Nations and the international community in 
New York City during the Presbyterian United Nations Office Fifth Annual 
Global Studies Term, Jan. 4-20, 1996. 
     According to the Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Presbyterian Peacemaking 
Program coordinator, participants will learn about the work of the U.N. in 
such areas as peacekeeping and collective security, human rights, the 
situation of women and children globally, economic development and the role 
of the religious community and nongovernmental organizations at the United 
     Killmer said these issues will be explored through videos, 
presentations, dialogues with speakers and small group discussions. 
Conversations will take place with a diverse group of U.N. staff persons, 
delegates from member states' missions and representatives from U.N. 
nongovernmental organizations.  There will also be time to explore New York 
City, its museums, galleries, cafes, shops and ethnic neighborhoods. 
     Dr. Gilbert Johnson, professor emeritus from Eckerd College in St. 
Petersburg, Fla., will provide academic guidance for the program. Students 
can earn three college credits for this study. Credit will be provided by 
Eckerd College, a liberal arts college and member of the Association of 
Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. 
     In 1995, 50 students from 15 different countries attended the January 
term.  "I'm really glad I was part of this wonderful program," said Tamara 
Zgonjanin, a student studying at Bucknell University who is originally from 
Bosnia-Herzegovina. "I met lots of new people from around the world and 
learned a great deal about the United Nations. Our discussions were 
stimulating and challenging." 
     Applications for the program are due Nov. 6, 1995. Applications 
received after that date will be processed only if space remains available. 
The cost of the program is $775.  The fee includes lodging throughout the 
program, three days of meals (participants will be responsible for 
remaining meals), all course materials, U.N. briefings and activities and 
some evening activities. 
     For those who wish to commute, the program fee is $400.  An additional 
tuition of $400 applies to those students requiring academic credit for the 
course. For more information and an application, write the Presbyterian 
United Nations Office, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. 
     The Presbyterian United Nations Office is part of the Presbyterian 
Peacemaking Program in the Congregational Ministries Division and is mostly 
funded by the annual Peacemaking Offering. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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