This program provides students with an opportunity to examine peacebuilding and post-conflict transformation in Bosnia. The focus will be to understand the current challenges in a post conflict society through firsthand interactions with the Bosnian people and society.
Through visits to wartime front lines, cemeteries and morgues, conversations with families of victims, war survivors, refugees and visits to local high schools and universities, students will develop an in-depth understanding of pre and post war Bosnia, examine peacebuilding efforts and discover the difficulties of rebuilding a society after years of war.
Students will visit natural parks to enjoy the local beauty and diversion Bosnia has to offer. The majority of the program will take place within the city of Sarajevo. There will be two five to six day trips to Banja Luka, Prijedor, Tuzla and Mostar. Finally, there will be two day trips to Foca, Gorazde and Visegrad and Zenica.