Programs by Country: Rwanda


KIGALI: SIT – Post-Genocide Restoration and Peace Building

Traditional | Kigali, Rwanda

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Examine the causes of the 1994 genocide and Rwanda's ongoing efforts in fostering peace, unity, and reconciliation among its people.

This program examines the origins of conflict in Rwanda; the social, human, and psychological impacts of genocide; and the challenges and opportunities of post-conflict restoration. Students learn from Rwandan and Ugandan academics as well as local and international professionals working in the areas of transitional justice, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconciliation.

Field visits to genocide memorials, museums, and commissions working toward reconciliation are an essential part of the program. Students also learn about post-conflict reconciliation in a very different context during the program’s two-week excursion to northern Uganda