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*J-Term Rwanda | Genocide Memorialization and the Future of Rwanda (HGST 387 / SOCW 387)
Kigali, Rwanda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Guest House Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Social Work Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. David Simpson, Dr. Kirsten Christensen
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Program Description:
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Program Overview:
This course invites students to encounter Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills. The most infamous feature of its recent past, the 1994 genocide of nearly a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus by Hutu extremists, will form the foundation of our explorations. We will meet with survivors and perpetrators and visit numerous genocide sites and memorials to confront the impact of this cataclysmic event both then and now. We will explore Rwanda’s ongoing efforts toward peace and reconciliation. We will also visit a national park, two national museums, and work with students and teachers at two schools to better understand the challenges and aspirations of Rwandans today. 

Note:  Interview with faculty leader required.  Students with at least one course on a related topic will be given preference.

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Tentative Program Dates:
On campus class sessions January 3-5, 2018
Depart SeaTac Airport January 8 / Arrive Kigali, Rwanda January 10, 2018
Depart Kigali, Rwanda January 23 / Arrive SeaTac Airport January 24, 2018
On campus class sessions January 25-30, 2018

Final Program Fee:

Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
  • International emergency medical insurance
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.