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  • Locations: Gulu, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Uganda & Rwanda: Peace & Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin (Summer)

 

Understand the root causes of conflict and genocide while examining measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in Uganda and Rwanda.

 

WHY UGANDA & RWANDA?

Uganda and Rwanda offer important case studies on conflict causation, mitigation, and prevention. The war in Uganda ended in 2007, but its political, economic, and social effects are still felt. Survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which resulted in the deaths of nearly one million people, now live side by side. You’ll visit refugee settlements and genocide memorials and examine reconciliation efforts in each country. You will discover what facilitates and hinders the success of these efforts and consider how these cases can inform an understanding of conflict elsewhere.

 

Both countries provide context that allow you to examine reconciliation models and push you to consider the roles of ordinary citizens, government, and international actors in these efforts. You will also explore the rich culture and wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda through homestays and safaris.

 

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

 

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

 

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