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  • Locations: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Type of Program: Faculty-led Area of Study: Integrative Studies
Study Abroad Host: Field Studies in SAIL Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Genocide Healing and Reconciliation

Rwanda, Winter Break 2019

Rwanda landscape
Rwanda is currently one of the most stable and progressive countries in Eastern Africa. Yet, the mass genocide that took place in 1994 is considered to be one of the worst forms of human atrocity the world has ever known, which killed almost a million people within the span of 3 months. How Rwanda has dealt with the aftermath of the tragedy to what the country has become now, given its progress and development, including challenges the country continues to face is what this study abroad program focuses on. What can Rwandans teach the world about healing and reconciliation, including forgiveness? What socio-cultural, economic, and political mechanisms are in place for healing, reconciliation, and forgiveness to take place? What is the role of individual citizens, the central government, the NGOs, including the international community in bringing about healing and reconciliation, including forgiveness in a country that has been fragmented and devastated because of genocide?

Program Details

Course Offering:

INTS 498: Field Based Work (3 credits)
CONF 385: International Field Experience (3 credits)
CONF 397: Study Abroad Special Topics (3 credits)

INTS 595: Field based work (3 credits)
This program is open to non Mason participants, please inquire for more information.


This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 


Standard occupancy is double, additional fees apply for double or single. Please contact Greg Justice for details.

Program Cost: $4,585.00

  • Tuition 3 credits
  • in country transportation
  • Accommodations  
  • All meals
  • Guided tours
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Personal spending
  • Airfare

Contact Information

Program Manager

Greg Justice

Academic Director

Al Fuertes

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 10/31/2018
Rolling Admission 12/30/2018 01/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.