Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Economics, European studies, Gender Studies, Government (Political Science), History, Independent Study, International Relations, Media Studies, Social Policy, Sociology, War Studies
Gain firsthand knowledge of peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the struggle for human rights in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo
This program engages students interested in peace and conflict studies, history, international relations, and political science with the ongoing efforts of peacebuilding and reconciliation in the Balkans. Students examine the origins of the conflicts in the Balkans, from the breakup of Yugoslavia to the violent wars of the 1990s, as well as current challenges and opportunities in post-conflict transformation. The program provides an excellent case study for examining collective memory, reconciliation, identity, human rights activism, and other topics.
Engage with peace and human rights activists, academics, and local students
Experience the effects of conflict on diverse communities in three different countries, including Kosovo after its unilateral declaration of independence
From the program base in the city of Belgrade--Serbia's vibrant capital and cultural and political center--students travel to other cities, towns, and villages in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo. In Kosovo, students witness the different realities and points of view regarding the future of the frozen conflict there. Learn more about the Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina excursions.
Share daily life with a Serbian family
The program's homestay with a family in Belgrade immerses students in the city's life and a local community. By living with a family, students can improve their language skills and further explore Serbian culture.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.