Dates: May 20-June 15
Course Title: PCS 391 - Sri Lanka Immersion Seminar: Youth-Led Reconciliation
Location and Lodging: Hotel/ Hostel accommodation
Total Cost of Participation of per student: $5000
Includes: Airline ticket, meal, accommodation, classes, transportation, and excursion
Application Deadline: December 15
The Sri Lanka Seminar will be a life-changing experience led by Gordon alum Prashan DeVisser, who founded both the Sri Lanka Unites and Global Unites organizations. Participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to work with and learn from peacebuilders who have been working in the trenches of the reconciliation work in Sri Lanka, a country that experienced nearly three decades of conflict. Lecturers include top diplomats, policy-makers, peacebuilders, and international lawyers from Sri Lanka and around the world. Students will also have hands-on experience with Sri Lanka Unites, a youth movement that has not only been effective in Sri Lanka but has also been replicated in a number of other countries.
The classroom portion of the seminar will be held in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Participants will live together in a private hostel just blocks from the ocean. Students will also tour Mullaitivu and regions of northern Sri Lanka that were impacted directly by the war, and will have the opportunity to choose one of the following unique sightseeing opportunities:
The 4-credit course, Theory and Practice of Peacebuilding, will provide students with a combination of classroom time and practical fieldwork. The practical component will involve attending and working with Sri Lanka Unites’ university-level Future Leaders Conference and visits to one of Sri Lanka Unites’ reconciliation centers.
Through the course, students will:
For further information, please contact:
The Global Education Office
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