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Bosnia: Ethnic Conflict, Genocide and Rebuilding

                 Conducted in English

Spend a summer term in one of the most interesting crossroads of Europe. Host to the 1984 Winter Olympics, Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo has celebrated its reputation of multiculturalism from the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the former Yugoslavia. The spirit of tolerance and multicultural celebration was tarnished in the early 1990s as the collapse of communism in Yugoslavia brought war to Sarajevo’s hills and a siege that devastated the city from 1992-1996. Peace has prevailed in the fifteen years following the conflict and Bosnia-Herzegovina is seeking entry into the European Union. The city of Sarajevo is once again renowned as one of the most culturally diverse in Europe where the best of the old meets the new.

In morning seminars, you will examine the collapse of Yugoslavia, the conflict that followed, and the rise of Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent country. You will be joined in the classroom by local university students, and will have an opportunity to discuss events and policies with people who experienced them first hand. Local academics, analysts, policymakers, and diplomats will offer lectures and answer student questions. Study trips to Mostar and Srebrenica are planned, offering an opportunity for students to explore these important cities and talk to local NGO leaders about their work in rebuilding divided societies and bridging cultural divides made deeper by war. Ample time is available in the afternoons to explore the city and spend time with locals and new friends. There will be opportunities for individualized weekend trips for students who wish to explore more.

Housing and classes will take place in a charming hotel with modern amenities nestled inside the central and desirable Bascarsija district, the old bazaar and the heart of old Sarajevo. Food is cheap and delicious: gelato stands dot every corner and there’s always a spot to drink a Bosnian coffee or cappuccino.


Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

NY departure and return dates: June 3 - July 3
Arrive in Sarajevo morning of June 4

Courses offered: 4 credits

Faculty: Queens College faculty

Housing: Hotels

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3325

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $860

Travel Insurance: $50

Consolidated fee (housing, tours, excursions, welcome and farewell dinner): $2415

Total cost with all airfare: $4325

Airfare: $1000 (estimate)

Additional costs:

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)

Application Deadline: April 2, 2012

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad

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