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Queen of Peace High School Center for International Studies
Queen of Peace High School (QPHS) in North Arlington, New Jersey, in partnership with Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, has established a new Center for International Studies at the High School. The Center focuses on promoting and understanding the global and international realities of today’s world, with particular emphasis on geopolitics, international economics, human rights, and United Nations studies.
The Certificate Program is comprised of six courses taken at Queen of Peace, along with a significant service component with an international focus. Students will be able to attend seminars on global studies at Seton Hall, both during and after normal QPHS hours, and to participate in Model UN Conferences. In their senior year, participating students are required to produce a capstone project that discusses in detail their practical and theoretical background in geopolitics.
The six courses required for the Certificate Program are: Western Civilization, Area Studies, US History I and II, Contemporary Issues, and Religion 4: Social Justice and World Religions.
Graduating QPHS students, who have successfully completed the Certificate Program and meet requisite SAT/GPA requirements, may apply and be admitted to Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Students who meet University requirements, including being in the Top 10% of their graduating class, will also be eligible for in-state tuition at Seton Hall University, a program which reduces regular Seton Hall tuition to no more than the in-state tuition at New Jersey’s State University (Rutgers).
The Queen of Peace High School Center for International Studies has the benefit of an Advisory Board comprised of a small number of highly respected diplomats. H.E. Ambassador Azmat Hassan (Retired), a professor emeritus at Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and a diplomat with 30 years experience, is the Chair of the Advisory Board. Ambassador Hassan will serve alongside H.E. Ambassador Robert Shafer, Permanent Observer of the Order of Malta to the United Nations.