Rwanda is an emerging power in Eastern Africa and has undergone rapid economic and civil society development since the 1990s civil war and the 1994 genocide. As a key player in the African Union, a reoccurring member of the United Nations Security Council, and a Commonwealth country, Rwandan politics is highly influential within the region and an ideal location for a study abroad or even a semester abroad.
As one of the most stable countries in Africa, one of the least corrupt countries in Africa, and a fairly young democracy, Rwanda is extremely interesting for students to study. The tragedies of 1994 (genocide) also allow for the exploration of transitional justice, including reforms in legal systems, and discussions of reconciliation after mass atrocity, and will serve to enhance the student's capacity to analyze root courses of past conflicts and to facilitate conflict resolution and sustainable peace. For more information, please see: WSU Peacebuilding Institute and Political Science Department
- Students must interview with Dr. Wolfe for final acceptance. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
- Physically all students must undergo a series of shots and medications before departure (malaria, typhoid, etc) and be a minimum of 18 years old.
- Those with special dietary needs should discuss their requirements before traveling as food choices are severely limited.
- Rwanda, Africa
June 4 - June 19 (Includes time for quarintine and two weeks of PBI)
Extensions available for option #2 and option #3