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Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration & Peacebuilding

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Kigali, Rwanda


Students plan and execute an independent study project and take field-based, experiential program courses. 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. Courses are taught in English.


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Kinyarwanda


Homestay, hostels, guest houses, or small hotels

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $23,980

Billed by Northwestern: $20,675

Estimated additional costs: $3,305

  • Airfare: $1,435
  • Local travel: $140
  • Books & supplies: $150
  • Personal expenses: $1,400
  • Visa: $30
  • GeoBlue: $150

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid for study abroad is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

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