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.
- 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.
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for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
- 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
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
- 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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Please Note: There is currently a University Restriction on Student Travel in place for parts of Uganda. Consult UVA's Travel Alerts, Notices, & Warnings page for details. Students wishing to pursue education abroad programs that include time in Uganda must submit a petition for an exemption to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel as part of their Education Abroad application.