In addition to specialized courses and the Human Rights Month events, the Academy also hosts special activities for its participants. These events are open to participants enrolled in any of the Academy courses.




A general orientation of the Program will be held for you to pick up reading materials, register to attend the different special events, and make changes in your course selection. This will be your first opportunity to meet the other participants.

Attendance is mandatory.

Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

Date: May 25, 2015

Time: 5 - 8PM

WCL, 6th Floor
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Night Tour of the Monuments

Take a bus tour of Washington DC's most famous monuments as they light up at night. The tour will include the National Mall, the White House, The Smithsonian Museums, the US Capitol, The Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and maybe the FDR and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials if we have enough time.

Date: May 29, 2015

Time: 7 - 11PM

Pick Up Location:
In front of WCL
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $20*

*Price includes transportation and dinner.

Rooftop Reception

Celebrate the mid-point of the program with us at a rooftop reception at Eden after class. Dress code is semi-formal.

Cash Bar only

Date: June 5, 2015

Time: 7:00 - onwards

1716 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Cost: $30**

**Includes hors d'oeuvres

Visit to the Main Building of the Organization of American States (English Only)

Visit the organization in charge of promoting the observance and defense of human rights in the member countries of the Inter-American System.

There will be two tours, one for English speakers and another for Spanish speakers. The Spanish tour is mandatory for students of Sistema Interamericano. For information on the Spanish Tour date click here.

Date: June 8, 2015

Time: 12:30 - 2PM

Pick Up Location:
In front of WCL
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $20

*For transportation and lunch.

Closing Reception

Join us for the Human Rights Award and certificate ceremony, followed by a reception.

Semi-formal/professional attire is encouraged.

Date: June 12, 2015

Time: 7 - 10PM


Room 603 (Award ceremony, 7 - 8PM)

WCL Lobby (Closing Reception, 8 - 10PM)