Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin (Summer)
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The program includes two homestays, both of which are approximately two weeks in length. Living conditions and family size can vary greatly, which prompts comparative conversations among students.
Homestay in Uganda
The first homestay begins after orientation and takes place in Gulu. This homestay provides the setting through which students explore the Ugandan family structure and how that structure fits into conflict mitigation. Students also learn about the perceptions Ugandans have about conflict and its causes. Students have formal program activities during the week but spend weekends with their families and may be invited to participate in cultural events, household chores, and other activities.
Homestay in Rwanda
The program’s second homestay takes place in Kigali, Rwanda. In addition to providing opportunities for cultural immersion, the homestay gives students the opportunity to study community relations, development efforts, local governance, and reconciliation from the perspectives of victims, perpetrators, returnees, and survivors. The homestay experience contributes greatly to the thematic seminar.
Duration: 6 weeks
Program Base: Gulu, Uganda, and Kigali, Rwanda
Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but students will benefit from a background in peace and conflict resolution, social justice, human rights, and/or African history and politics. Psychological stability and emotional maturity are required in order for students to co Read more...
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