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SIT Study Abroad Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding
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Examine the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda and efforts to foster peace, unity, and reconciliation. Travel to northern Uganda to study collective strategies of remembrance.
WHY STUDY PEACEBUILDING IN RWANDA?
In 1994, Rwanda was the site of a devastating genocide in which nearly 1 million people were killed in 100 days. Today, Rwanda provides an excellent case study on reconciliation and peacebuilding. In Kigali, the sprawling capital city, you’ll study the root causes and impacts of the genocide. Travel to Uganda to learn about the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict and Uganda’s own reconciliation process. You’ll visit genocide memorials, a refugee settlement, and healing programs for genocide survivors and victims of displacement. You’ll also see Murchison Falls National Park.
KEY TOPICS OF STUDY
Rwandan history and origins of conflict and genocidal outbreak
Collective strategies of remembrance and combating genocide deniers
Social and psychological impact of genocide on survivors
Changing gender relations and the status of women
Refugees and displace people in post-conflict environments
Post-genocide economic development
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
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.