Welcome to the Summer Program 2017 in Kosovo

18 June – 28 July, 2017

The RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Peace and Conflict Program enables participants to work with academic specialists and distinguished practitioners from the fields of military, diplomatic, human rights and humanitarian affairs with extensive experience in the Balkans and globally.

The program offers courses in:

  • The Origins and Resolution of Violent Conflicts
  • Conflict Resolution and Transformation
  • The Economics of Post-Conflict Transformation
  • Political Violence, Extremism and Terrorism
  • Documentary Film and Journalism

This unique program combines the experience and talents of academics and practitioners and provides a  practical, hands-on perspective on global conflicts, which takes advantage of our proximity to the recent wars in the Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and elsewhere in Eurasia.

Students and professionals are invited to participate in this well-established and memorable experience:

  • Balkan Study Tour that enables participants to meet with policy makers and activists
  • Study abroad for six weeks with renowned experts
  • A blend of theoretical knowledge, with practical experience, skill-building
  • Expand cultural and social horizons
  • Tour historic, cultural, and politically significant sites in the scenic Balkans and Kosovo
  • Meet with senior officials among governments and civil society activists in  the region
  • Develop new and lasting friendships with people from over 45 countries
  • Optional Internships available for interested students

Share experiences with one another, and much more, at the RIT-K Peace and Conflict Program.


Vasta prepares for exhibition of student work from Kosovo Student Spotlight

Daniel Vasta, a third-year photojournalism major, is one of a handful of RIT students who traveled to Kosovo last summer to pursue documentary projects as part of a study abroad program through RIT. Vasta, from Swedesboro, N.J., spent much of his time in Kosovo preparing and documenting the daily life of a family living in an abandoned prison just outside of the capital, Pristina. His work, along with the work of the other students who went, will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the University Gallery.      

The pop-up exhibit, titled “Generosity of Strangers,” is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in being a part of this year’s trip to Kosovo, contact Meredith Davenport at mldpph@rit.edu, or stop by the exhibit to learn more.

Read more from RIT NEWS: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=59641

Why you should spend your summer in Kosovo: A closer look at the RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K)’s Peace and Conflict Summer Program

Every summer since 2010, dozens of men and women from around the world have gathered in Pristina, Kosovo, to talk about peace. Bosniaks and Croats, Serbs and Albanians, Americans and Ukrainians: for six weeks, they put aside their differences and choose to live, travel, work, and study together, all with a common goal of learning from the past in order to help ensure that such atrocities as the Kosovo War never happening again.

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