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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary; Sighisoara, Serbia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Program Type: Field study, Internship, Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Homestay, Hotel Academic Partner: School for International Training (SIT)
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Serbia, Austria, & Hungary: Comparative European Perspectives on Conflict & Democracy

Study peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and the impact of international intervention and political transition in three southeast European countries.

WHY STUDY PEACE AND DEMOCRACY IN SERBIA, HUNGARY, AND AUSTRIA?
Analyze the continent’s most pressing sociopolitical and economic challenges—including the war on Ukraine—and how they intersect with issues of mass migration, refugee crises, and the rise of far-right nationalism and populism. You will examine the threat of illiberal democracies on the future of political organizing and evaluate impacts of civic engagement and social movements from the streets of large urban centers, where everyday citizens are demanding change.

The program’s base is the city of Belgrade, the largest urban and political center of southeast Europe known for its vibrant culture and nightlife. There, you will examine European perspectives on conflict and democracy through the lenses of EU member and non-member states, and grassroots and social movements that include Ukrainian refugees and Russians who fled to Belgrade to avoid the draft.

In Belgrade and during excursions to Budapest and Vienna, you will engage with EU policymakers to learn about an array of political agendas, local activist movements, and regional identities within the shifting power relations of contemporary Europe. During a day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia, become immersed in the cultural life of this beautiful and compelling central European country.

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 academic 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 

·       Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu 

·       Request more information or email us:studyabroad@sit.edu 

·       Call an admissions counselor:?888-272-7881 

·       Contact a former student. 

·       Apply to SIT 

 

Read more about our admissions process here 

 

 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 02/03/2025 05/18/2025

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.