Summer Study Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania
Capacity Building and Human Rights in East Africa
This program will not be available after Summer 2013.
- Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks learning practical approaches to peace education.
- Gain an understanding of development at the grassroots level empowering communities through theory and practice.
- A semester program is also available.
This summer, Arcadia offers you the unique opportunity to study in Tanzania, an unparalleled academic experience focusing on human rights education at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies. In this extraordinarily beautiful country, featuring mountains, lakes and game reserves renowned the world over, you will be ideally positioned to learn about some of the most important international peace initiatives in modern African history.
Your international peace studies will focus on the region of East Africa specifically, and will be informed by the work of the legal and developmental human rights organizations in operation there. Practical approaches to various human-rights issues will be explored, and visits to field sites in Arusha and in the Maasai community will round out the peace education experience. This undergraduate summer opportunity was developed in coordination with Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master's program.
You'll be taught by expert faculty in the field of peace and international conflict studies. In addition, you will interact with collaborating partners from the East African Law Society, as well as numerous guest speakers from major African governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN ICTR), and the African Union Court of Human and People's Rights.
This unique and intensive summer peace and conflict study program offers six credits. You can expect to gain an understanding of development at the community level, and the ways in which grassroots projects build capacity and empower communities. The information you garner from cultural and experiential exchange will be invaluable as you consider links between East and West, theory and practice, diplomacy and development, and international peace and conflict resolution.
Credits and Grades
- You will earn six semester hours of credit for the six-week program.
- GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation.
- You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation, and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.
Space is limited for this program. Apply today to reserve your place!