Jeremy Vallerand

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Since completing the Diplomatic Studies Programme, Jeremy launched an NGO that combats human trafficking worldwide. As part of the DSP 50th anniversary, we asked Jeremy to reflect back on his time here at Oxford (2009-10).

'Before I joined the Diplomatic Studies Programme I was interning with a US Ambassador and had CoFounded Climb for Captives, an adventure philanthropy initiative to fight human trafficking. What inspired me to apply was the opportunity to study at Oxford with colleagues from all around the world.

'The most enjoyable aspect of the course besides living in Oxford was the travel study trips that were part of the programme. Through the DSP, I gained a global community of friends, and an increased passion to impact the world around me.

'Since completing the programme, I launched an NGO called Atlas Free that combats human trafficking around the world.

'The Diplomatic Studies Programme helped to give me the tools to work with governments, NGOs, corporations, and community stakeholders to advance the fight against human trafficking.

'For someone considering applying for the Diplomatic Studies Programme programme, I would say do it! There's no other programme in the world like it... and there's no place in the world like Oxford.'


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