There is perhaps no single location that offers a more accessible and hopeful context to study the effects of development. Rwanda is a poor, over-populated, landlocked country with few natural resources, yet it is also small, stable and relatively unified (in language, religion and culture) compared to neighboring countries. These are some of the reasons Rwanda represents one of the safest countries on the continent.
“I had decided to go on that trip to learn how countries like my own (Haiti) could potentially grow, develop and become stronger nations. After this seminar, I went back home with a renewed will to make a change in Haiti, to work for its development however I could.”
—Melissa Jeanty, Pre-Med ‘16
“It ended up being the greatest summer experience of my life. Getting to not only see, but learn the pros and cons of development really opened my eyes to the work organizations do all around the world (and seeing baboons outside my hotel window was pretty rad).”
—Jesse Steele, Comm. Arts '15