April 03, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Nearly a dozen Mount Saint Mary College students toured to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on Friday, March 29.
The trip was hosted by the college’s Career Center. The students were joined by Kate Burmon, assistant Criminology professor; and Megan Rossi ’13, Study Abroad coordinator at the college.
“The aim of the event was to allow students to see how the world comes together to ensure peace and security,” noted Rossi. The trip fostered “global awareness and allowed students to consider a career with the United Nations.”
The United Nations was created after World War II and was tasked with maintaining international peace, developing friendly relations among nations, and harmonizing the actions of nations.
The guided tour included a visit to the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council Chamber. The scholars also learned how the United Nations addresses issues such as global security, human rights, and sustainable development.
Afterwards, the Mount group visited the Institute of International Education and learned about exchange opportunities that are available to students, including the Fulbright program and scholarships to pursue study overseas.