Global Youth Connect: Human Rights and Peace Studies in Rwanda

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A student studying abroad with Global Youth Connect: Human Rights and Peace Studies in Rwanda
I learned so much about what it's really like inside of refugee camps and what that struggle looks like. I also gained a very real, inside perspective on what it's like to live as a refugee and how organizations like UNHCR handle the management of these camps. I also learned so much about how different cultures view human rights... - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review

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During the course of the program participants come together to explore different notions about human rights and peace education but also to learn more about how to take action to promote peace and genocide prevention worldwide.

Global Youth Connect, in partnership with INALAS Legal Aid Services, enhances the youth leaders’ personal interests and explores new angles on human rights, peace, mass atrocities prevention through group discussions, workshops, site visits, homestays and volunteer placements.

During the educational and inspirational two-week program, Turikumwe delegation meets with various governmental and non-governmental organizations, including: National Paralympic Committee (focusing on the people living with disabilities), Health Development Initiative (Sexual and reproductive health rights initiative), Rafa (LGBT rights), Embassy of the US, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, Aegis Trust (preventing mass atrocities and promoting peacebuilding education), Ejo Youth Echo (using media to promote the culture of peace), Mind Leaps (street children social inclusion),  Chabha (children affected by HIV and AIDS), Ineza Cooperative (woman living with HIV), Esperance (football and sports for hope), etc.

Four undergraduate academic credits (included in the program fee) will be awarded to students via Warren Wilson College upon successful completion of the program.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
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Global Youth Connect Scholarships

Global Youth Connect believes everyone should have the opportunity to study abroad. The goal of our emerging leader scholarship is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Human Rights & Peacebuilding program to do so. We want to make study abroad available to those who identify with underrepresented groups in study abroad (i.e. non-white, LGBTQ+, first generation college students, low income/working class, etc.). All students enrolled in high school, college or university are welcome to apply.

$100 to $1000

Deadlines:
November 1st (winter programs), April 1st (summer programs)

Guidelines/Requirements:
Completed scholarship application and financial aid award letter from home institution.

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