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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Program Including Multi-Country Travel: No Program Type: External Providers' Program
Internship/Service-Learning/Practicum Availability: No Program Meets Bethel Residency Requirement: No
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility by Grade Level: 2-sophomore, 3-junior
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociocultural Studies, Sociology Program Name: SIT
Open to all majors: Yes Gen Ed Tags: Z-tag Cross-Cultural Experience
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

 NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

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

WHY STUDY IN UGANDA AND 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn how to critically assess measures to prevent conflict and mitigate its impact.
  • Gain an understanding of Uganda and Rwanda’s active resettlement and reconciliation efforts.
  • Be immersed in the cultures of both countries through two two-week homestays.
  • Go on a safari in Murchison Falls National Park.
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • The social, political, and psychosocial processes that precipitated conflicts in Uganda and Rwanda
  • The history, contemporary politics, and role of the state in each conflict
  • A theoretical framework and historical context of conflicts in both countries
  • Measures that prevent and mitigate conflict

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 04/14/2022 TBA TBA