Located at the meeting point of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Balkans (Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia in particular) contain a rich and diverse mix of cultures, languages, philosophies and religions. Ever since the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, this region remains a critical epicenter for peace building, inter-religious dialogue, and the promotion and protection of human rights. Students in this program will study the challenges and opportunities that come with peace-building in such a dynamic and beautiful region of the world. The ten-week program includes five weeks of coursework centred in Zagreb, followed by four weeks of guided fieldwork with significant group travel to the areas of Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro. There will also be an opportunity for independent travel in a one week break between these parts of the program. Students will have earn 14 quarter credits or 10 semester credits.
- Engage in Peace Studies, an emerging field of law and inter-disciplinary study.
- Learn about historical and contemporary human rights issues in the Balkans
- Engage in coursework and guided fieldwork in this critically important field