New York City | July 2-15, 2018

Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with New York Medical College and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School hosted by the Bohemian National Hall. Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity!


Bohemian National Hall,  321 E 73rd St., Manhattan, NY.

A beautiful and iconic building, the Bohemian National Hall (BNH) was originally a Center for Czech and Slovak immigrants and is well known for being a diplomatic, cultural and social center. Grandiosely re-opened in 2008 after a complete and vast restoration, it became the seat of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech Center New York and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA). Please see Map.


The International Bioethics Summer School Program includes a series of lectures and seminars, field trips, film screenings, and evening events with guest speakers. Click here for information about the summer program.


The faculty of the summer school program is comprised of notable international scholars who will lecture and conduct seminars on various bioethical topics. Please visit the faculty page for more information.

Final Conference Forum

All participants will present their final papers (written under a faculty member’s supervision) at a conference forum during the final week of the program.

Partial Scholarships

In order to make the summer school program truly global, GBI is offering several partial scholarships to participants from low-income countries. In exceptional cases, provided that funds are still available, the selection committee can award applicants from high-income countries as well.

To apply for a partial scholarship, please include a 300-500 word statement with the rest of your application materials describing how you would benefit from it. The deadline to apply for partial scholarship consideration is  June 1, 2018.  Partial scholarship applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if additional funds are available.  Click here to apply!

Some participants may wish to seek financial assistance or scholarships from their home educational institutions or outside sources to cover expenses.

Graduate Certificate

Following the completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate in Global Bioethics during a graduation ceremony and banquet.

University Credits

Students may request credits from their home educational institutions. The awarding of credits is at the discretion of each student’s institution. 


Please check the housing page for information regarding campus housing. Some participants may wish to make individual housing arrangements using Airbnb or other rental sources. Housing costs are NOT included in the registration fees.


Summer program participants are responsible for their registration fees, travel arrangements, and accommodation costs.

*The summer program registration fees are 100% tax deductible as GBI is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your registration fees are considered donations. 


$30| Nonrefundable

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
(Once you have been accepted)

DEADLINE: May 15, 2018

$1150 | High School Seniors
$1250 | University Students
$1350 | Professionals | ONE-WEEK FEE: $950

(Once you have been accepted)
Non-U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 10

         U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 20

$1250 | High School Seniors
$1350 | University Students
$1550 | Professionals | ONE-WEEK FEE: $1150

For more information, click on the links to visit these websites: New York Medical college,  Global Bioethics Initiative, Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer SchoolUnited Nations Academic Impact