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  • Locations: Gulu, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission 06/15/2024 07/28/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: African and Afri Amer Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Business (Economics), Community Health Promotion, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology Program Duration: 4-8 Weeks
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer Housing Options: Homestay
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

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

 

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

 

WHY UGANDA & 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.

 

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

 

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 

 

Read more about our admissions process here.

 




This program is currently not accepting applications.