Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation
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Students live with a Ugandan host family for six weeks in Gulu. The homestay helps students become more immersed in local social and cultural dynamics and gives them a unique inside perspective of life in a post-conflict environment. Living with a family also gives students the chance to observe and learn from Ugandans' processes of dealing with post-conflict trauma and post-conflict reconstruction. The homestay experience is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their Acholi language skills. Some students choose to live with their host families during the ISP period.
Homestay families are typically middle class and work in a variety of capacities including for the government and NGOs. Host families are selected and approved by the program's homestay coordinator and academic director. Homes will have basic essentials such as a bathroom and toilet.
During the excursion to Rwanda, students will stay in hostels or guest houses.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Uganda, Gulu
Language Study: Acholi
Prerequisites: Coursework in conflict theories recommended. Read more...
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