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Education Abroad Office

Peacebuilding in Kosovo

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Prishtina
Country: Kosovo
Term: Summer
Faculty and Staff: Carl Dahlman

*Students must speak with Carl Dahlman first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*

Course: 2 Sections of GLST 391 and optional GLST 490 Internship

Dates: 06/01/2024 - 06/19/2024 or 06/01/2024 -  07/27/2024 (Internship included)

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Program Description:

This 6-9 credit hour program is targeted to students in Global Studies, International Business, Geography, Anthropology, International Studies, Journalism, and Tourism Studies and related majors who seek to better understand post-conflict changes in a recently independent country. The program takes advantage of our faculty leader's extensive knowledge of the country and region, as well as the reliable support of local colleagues and service providers, to deliver students a robust experience that connects their courses of study with real-world opportunities to participate in the changes taking place in Kosovo. Learning activities are built around two interrelated courses, both offered under the flexible GLST 391 topics in Global Studies header. One is an anthropological approach to understanding identity and conflict. The other course discusses the war and the peacebuilding activities undertaken since 1999. This program also includes fieldtrips, guest lectures, and a home-stay experience to deepen students' exposure to the local people and cultural habits of Kosovo.

Unique to our program is the option to extend one's stay for an additional 6 weeks (8 weeks total) and to complete a 3 credit hour internship GLST 490. These unpaid internships will be with local NGOs in Prishtina that are engaged in peacebuilding work in multiple sectors from minority and gender rights, democratization, public health, media, and more.

Application Deadline: March 1

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