Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies, 23 June - 26 July 2019, Kosovo


May 10, 2019

Event Date:

June 23, 2019 - July 26, 2019

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The Summer Program 2019 in Kosovo

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)’s unique Summer Program in Peace and Conflict Studies will run from June 23-July 26 2019.  It provides an experience students will never forget.

  • The program opens with a one-week study tour to Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia, where students meet officials and activists, and visit historic and recreational areas in the beautiful Balkans.
  • Upon return to Prishtina, students work in Kosovo’s ‘living laboratory’ of history in the heart of the Balkans to explore the origin and resolution of armed conflict, reconstruction and institution building at the end of wars.
  • Courses are taught by senior civilian and military officials, NGO activists and academics with hands-on experience in the Balkans, Middle East and elsewhere.

Students meet Kosovo Government senior officials and activists, as well as senior officials from diplomatic and international missions. They visit historically significant sites in Kosovo, take part in informal late-afternoon seminars on current issues, and participate in workshop/simulations of peace keeping operations.

The Ninth Annual Peace and Conflict Summer Program Builds Bridges of Understanding

The ninth annual RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Peace and Conflict Summer Program successfully concluded on July 27 with a total of 45 participants from the region and from a variety of US universities. Their 8-day regional study covered to Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia.

  • In Kruje, Albania, participants learned about the fifteenth century Albanian revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Skenderbej (Gjergj Kastrioti) and familiarized themselves with the region’s Muslim Bektashi heritage before they travelled.
  • In Dubrovnik, Croatia, distinguished Yale/University of Zagreb historian Dr. Ivo Banac lectured on Dubrovnik’s history at RIT Croatia’s campus that prepared them for tours through the city’s museums and walls that showed the Adriatic legacy of Balkan governance.
  • In Mostar, the participants visited the 16th century Ottoman bridge, one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans, which was destroyed during fighting in 1993 and repaired at the beginning of this century. The head of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) spoke to the group of remaining challenges in healing Mostar’s wartime wounds.
  • In Sarajevo they learned about efforts at post-conflict reconstruction from senior officials at the Office of the High Representative and the OSCE – and visited museums demonstrating the city’s complex Ottoman, Habsburg, Yugoslav and post-socialist realities and wandered through Baščaršija, the Balkans’ most extensive traditional market place.
  • In Srebrenica, participants toured the scene of the most significant European war crime since World War II, spoke with a survivor of the massacre and explored the museum that showed in detail the elements surrounding this horrible massacre.
  • In Belgrade, Serbia, participants met with an award-winning artist, Vladimir Miladinovic, whose work documents the mundane details of war crimes – in Bosnia, Kosovo and further afield outside the Balkans – that provide a key to the banality of organizing evil and to the tragedy of individual human loss. Their meeting with the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, which is one of a network regional youth groups, demonstrated how an important segment of the population continues to fight for a decent, democratic future for the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
  • Program Director Professor Mark Baskin concluded that the 2018 program demonstrated said that “the RIT K program in peace and conflict studies provides students and faculty a unique opportunity to go beneath the surface of daily events to understand the multiple perspectives of all regional and international parties to the tragedy of armed conflict in the contemporary world. Each year we succeed in strengthening bridges of understanding among all local, regional and global parties to the conflict.”


Your university may have a fund to support students in study and research abroad.  A limited amount of support is available from RIT-K.  Those wishing to apply for a scholarship shall also need to provide:

  • Financial Statement (if self-employed or family members living with you)
  • 250-500-word essay on why scholarship funds are needed

Scholarship application deadline: April 19, 2019

** Late Applications will be given a lower level of consideration.

Scholarships offered to US citizens and permanent residents

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives.

Please note: Applications for Summer 2019 scholarships open on November 19, 2018This is some text!

Who can apply: Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited U.S. institution may apply. 

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Who can apply: Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited U.S. institution may apply. 

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants offers $2000 to SPSCC students who are studying abroad for academic purposes. This grant will apply to all current SPSCC and WCCCSA programs.

Who can apply: Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited U.S. institution may apply.

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November 07, 2018