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  • Locations: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
Rwanda
Overview:
The people of Rwanda have endured many significant hardships, including the genocide that took the lives of a million people in 100 days. In recent years they have worked tirelessly to repair and restore their society and culture creating a stronger infrastructure as well as safe environment. The purpose of this course is to examine the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of those who participated in it with a particular focus on the survivors and their recovery. We will highlight the process of forgiveness, hope and resilience require for constructive reconciliation and community well-being. 

This course is created and conducted through the School of Education. This course will consist of lectures by local experts, genocide survivors, government officials and peace educators. Activities will include readings, research, tours of genocide memorials, engagement with those living in reconciliation villages, small group session, and optional meditation practice. 

Partner Information (Aegis Trust):
William & Mary is partnering with the Aegis Trust, an international organization working to prevent genocide. Aegis Trust honors the memory of the victims of genocide and enables students, professionals, decision-makers and a wider public to meet survivors and learn from their experiences. Through education, Aegis Trust works to build long-term peace by encouraging communities to change from mindsets of mistrust and prejudice to a position of shared responsibility for peach and stability. Aegis also helps survivors in difficult circumstances to rebuild their lives.

Location Information:
The program will be based in Kigali, the geographic, economic and governmental center of Rwanda. Kigali, once the center of the 1994 genocide, has since grown into a vibrant city and was awarded the UN Scroll of Honor in 2008 for its innovations in modern development.

Course Information:
Courses may vary depending on your current academic level. All courses listed under your degree level are mandatory. 

Undergraduate:
  • INTR 299 (1 credit), "Study Abroad Pre-Course", taken in spring 2020
  • EDUC xxx (4 credit), "Community Well-Being and Peace Education", taken during time in Rwanda (summer course)
  • EDUC xxx (2 credit), "Study Abroad Reflection Course", taken online after returning from Rwanda (summer course)
Masters:
  • EDUC 500 (1 credit), "Study Abroad Pre-Course", taken in spring 2020
  • EDUC xxx (4 credit), "Community Well-Being and Peace Education", taken during time in Rwanda (summer course)
  • EDUC xxx (2 credit), "Study Abroad Reflection Course", taken online after returning from Rwanda (summer course)
PhD:
  • EDUC 500 (1 credits),  "Study Abroad Pre-Course", taken in spring 2020
  • EDUC xxx (3 credit), "Community Well-Being and Peace Education", completed during time in Rwanda

W&M Faculty:
Spencer Niles
Dean of School of Education

Daniel Gutierrez
Assistant Professor, School of Education

Dates:
Arrival: May 24, 2020
Departure: June 7, 2020


Deadlines:
Application ($75*): February 3
Deposit ($600): March 6
Final payment: April 1

*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
2020 Program Fee Estimates: Undergraduates/Masters: $6,000 | School of Education PhD: $4,000 (all fees TBC)
Students are responsible for airfare, visa (required for US citizens, $30 upon arrival), any necessary vaccinations.
Fees include:
Meals
Transportation
Accommodation
Entrance to genocide memorials
CISI Insurance
Entrance to Akagera National Park
Entrance to Volcanoes National Park and 3 day excursion

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program for undergraduate and masters students.

Eligibility:
All College students in good academic standing.

Handbook:


 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/03/2020 02/21/2020 05/13/2020 06/01/2020
NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.