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

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Examine the root causes of conflict and analyze measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in Rwanda and Uganda.This program explores the social, political, and psy­chosocial processes that have shaped the emergence of conflict in the Lake... read more

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A new perspective in life and an understanding of conflict and conflict mitigation. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the new culture, about appreciating differences among people. One way of doing things is not always the correct way. History needs to be looked through a critical lens, and I also learned there are individuals who just cant take the cultural shock. Its all about going with the flow and learning as much as... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I can't even put into words how much I learned. I gained far more academic knowledge than I expected too, and I also learned a lot on a personal level. It was absolutely worthwhile, it was one of the best life decisions I have ever made. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
Too many and too deep to talk about all on here. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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Examine the root causes of conflict and analyze measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in Rwanda and Uganda.

This program explores the social, political, and psy­chosocial processes that have shaped the emergence of conflict in the Lake Victoria Basin. You will also exam­ine the measures that have been taken toward conflict mitigation, reconciliation, resettlement, and preven­tion in the region. The 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda and the conflict driven by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda serve as primary case studies.

Major topics of study include:

- The history, contemporary politics, and role of the state in each conflict
- A theoretical framework and historical context in which to situate the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the emergence of the Lord’s Resis­tance Army (LRA) in the Acholi region of Uganda
- Measures that prevent and miti­gate conflict

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Languages, Literature
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

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The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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