New York City | July 11-22, 2016

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) in partnership with New York Society for Ethical Culture invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School in Manhattan, New York City.  Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity!


The New York Society for Ethical Culture, Manhattan, NYC


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 2016 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 students. 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. Scholarship winners will be notified two days after applying.  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 deductable 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. 


$15 | Nonrefundable


DEADLINE: April 15

$1600 | High School Seniors
$1700 | Undergraduate Students
$1800 | Graduate Students
$1900 | Professionals

(once your application has been accepted)
Non U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: May 30

U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 30

$1700 | High School Seniors
$1800 | Undergraduate Students
$1900 | Graduate Students
$2000 | Professionals

For more information, please click on the logos below to visit these websites:   gbi1ethic