Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UNCTAD's Study Tour 2015: Trade and Investment in a Post 2015 World.

Call for Participants

  • UNCTAD Virtual Institute Study Tour to Geneva (Switzerland).
  • Trade, Investment and Development
  • 16-20 November 2015
The Virtual Institute of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Vi UNCTAD) and the Universidad EAFIT are pleased to announce its seventh Vi UNCTAD Study Tour to Geneva (Switzerland) for Colombian Vi Network member universities.

Training successful and experienced trade policy makers, practitioners and negotiators cannot be done in the classroom alone. To accelerate students’ experience of the trade policy environment and familiarize them with some of the people, questions, data and tools they may potentially be dealing with in the future, the study tour includes lectures and activities at the most important Geneva-based international institutions.

Universidad EAFIT will select up to (7) seven participants for this “Academic Mission” to Geneva.

Undergraduate and Master’s students and egresados who want to be considered as possible candidates are required to send the following documents latest by the 20th April 2015 to:
Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (mgonza40@eafit.edu.co ):

  • Motivation letter addressing the question: “Why trade and investment are important for development”?
  • Study plan with its grades,
  • Letter(email) of support by the head of the academic program

The pre-selection process might be followed by interviews with the coordinator, of the academic programs of the students (i.e. International Business, Economics, Political Sciences, Law, Business Management, etc.).

Please note that each participant has to cover the respective travel expenses that include: flight ticket, hotel, Schengen visa for Switzerland, travel/health insurance, food and domestic transportation.

The total approximated costs are (excluding travel to Bogota for Visa application): USD $2800

Please remember that the application for the Swiss visa needs to be done personally at the Swiss Embassy in Bogota (reference letters are provided by the United Nations Office in Geneva).

For additional information regarding the agenda and travel logistics, please contact:

Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
Coordinadora de la red colombiana de instituto virtual de la UNCTAD