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First Year Connections Students Visit the United Nations Headquarters

On Friday, May 4th, 2018, Dr. Kari Jensen and her Child Labor in the World Today First-Year Connections seminar took a trip to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and went on an amazing tour that thoroughly showed the students what a day at the UN may be like. Highlights of the tour included seeing beautiful and thought-provoking pieces of art given to the UN by countries around the world, and walking through the meeting rooms of three different organizations that are part of the UN, namely the Security Council, the General Assembly, and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The group learned how progress is made by the different UN organizations, and particularly how the UN tries to create and maintain peace. After the guided tour, the group decided to head over to Songkran, a Thai restaurant in Chelsea, where the students got to experience a lunch filled with the tastes of delicious Thai cuisine. Once lunch was over, the group concluded their journey by taking a walk on the High Line, a park which was made from an old railway on the west side of Manhattan. Overall, the group had a great time as they learned about the UN and dined on Thai food. Thanks to the First-Year Connections program at Hofstra for sponsoring the trip!

Visit our Flickr page to view additional photos from the trip.