GW UN 360

UN 360 provides GW (juniors, seniors, and graduate) students an exclusive opportunity to learn about the work of the UN and its partner organizations as they work together to support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program includes a semester-long series of site visits, roundtables, and workshops in Washington DC and New York City. Through this experience, students will deepen their understanding of the work of the UN and its partners, connect with professionals and alumni in the field, and explore career possibilities within these organizations.

Fall 2018: Washington, DC Site Visits

Approximately five to six Fridays between September 14 and November 16, 2018, from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Students are required to attend DC site visits in addition to mandatory orientations and a student-alumni networking event. More information to follow.

Fall 2018 Break: New York City

Sunday, October 7 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Students are required to attend the entirety of the program in New York City. More information on these site visits coming soon!

Past UN 360 site visits in NY and DC have included:

American Red Cross | Oxfam | Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) | UN Headquarters | UNICEF | United Nations Foundation | US Mission to the United Nations | World BankWorld Food Programme (WFP)

Questions?

If you have further questions about the UN 360 program and the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

UN 360 Eligibility & Application Procedures

Eligibility & Application Process

Application Process

How do I apply?

Students must submit an application and supporting documents (unofficial transcript, resume, and optional financial aid form) through myGW. Applicants will also need to complete an interview. 

Application submissions accepted Monday, July 23, thru Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.

Selection Process

What are the selection criteria for program participants?

- student's eligibility

- demonstration of the applicant’s career and academic goals

- quality of writing and interview responses

Who will be selecting the candidates?

A committee consisting of members of the Center for Career Services staff.

How will applicants be notified?

Applicants will be notified of their status via their gwu.edu email address. 

Who do I contact with questions/assistance about the treks?

[email protected]

Eligibility

Who is eligible to participate?

This exclusive opportunity is open to GW juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in full-time or part-time in any degree program at George Washington University during the application period are eligible.​ ​​​Your primary designation must be "student" in order to be eligible to submit an application. Exchange students are not eligible. ​Distance learners are encouraged to apply; however, all students are required to participate in the entirety of UN 360 in DC and NY.

Are students from all majors/degree programs eligible?

Yes, undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any degree program at George Washington University are eligible.

Are there GPA requirements?

All applicants should be in good academic standing.  Participation is contingent upon the student maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Do I need to be in good disciplinary standing with the university to be considered?

Yes.  The selection process will involve a review of academic and disciplinary conduct records maintained by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Are graduating students eligible?


Yes. GW undergraduate and graduate students who will continue as matriculating full-time or part-time students in Fall 2018 are eligible.

Are new incoming students eligible?


Yes.

Are International students eligible?

Yes, international students with a visa status of F1 or J1 may apply.

 

 

Program Information & Expectations

Program Fees

NOTE: The UN 360 program covers lodging, breakfast, and lunch during the NYC site visits, as well as transportation to and from the site visits in both DC and New York City.

Fall Break 2018 - New York City (Sunday, October 7- Tuesday, October 9, 2018): Students cover their own transportation to and from New York City and all dinners. If you believe you may need financial assistance to help pay for your program fees, please complete the Financial Need form when submitting your application.

Program Expectations

All program participants for UN 360 will be expected to do the following as participants in the program:

1. Complete the Program Acceptance Form. The link to the Program Acceptance Form will be forwarded to each program participant selected by the committee.  The form will include information on emergency contacts, the travel itinerary for travel to and from the specific trek, and program and payment options.

2. Attend all mandatory meetings prior to departure.

3. Abide by the GW Code of Student Conduct

4. Complete post-program evaluation and blog post. After the end of the program participants agree to:

  • Complete all end of program assignments.
  • Submit a GW UN 360 evaluation.
  • Participate in potential Q&A sessions, donor-recognition events, etc. as requested, to promote the GW UN 360 program to future applicants.

NOTE: Failure to meet program requirements will result in a $125 penalty fee.