Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP) Seminars: Register now for December 2019
Registrations are now open for the next offering of the seminars for university students offered by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. The seminar will be held from 7 to 17 December 2019 at the Waihi Academy.
Applications for Year 1 are due by 1 October 2019, and registrations for Year 2, Year 3, and Year 4 must be made by 15 October 2019. Early applications and registrations are encouraged and can be submitted through the website: isgp.bahai.org.nz
The Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP) is an educational and research organization founded in 1999 under the guidance of the Universal House of Justice. As part of its efforts, it focuses on raising capacity in university students and young adults to participate constructively in the discourses of society and to contribute at higher levels of sophistication and effectiveness to the betterment of humanity. ISGP offers a sequence of annual seminars designed to accompany undergraduate students through four years of university studies.
All Bahá’í university students in New Zealand are encouraged to participate in these seminars. The programme can be seen as a fundamental part of their higher education that assists them to reflect and learn from the action they are taking for the betterment of the world, to assume ownership of their education during the crucial years they spend at university, and to acquire the kind of knowledge that will enable them to live fruitful, productive and meaningful lives.
In addition to study, the seminars provide a space in which students enjoy an atmosphere that is at once serious and joyful, educative and uplifting, dynamic and disciplined. They have the opportunity to learn from their peers, to share their struggles and concerns, and to build and strengthen bonds of unity and friendship that help nourish and recharge their spirit each year.