Students reflect on what it means to be a practitioner and encounter the integration of theory, research, and practice in an intractable conflict setting.

This is a service-learning course that brings students face-to-face with the Syrian refugee situation and the realities of the conflict on the ground.

Students are guided by heroes of Bosnian interfaith peacebuilding, meet extraordinary organizations, and interact with citizens engaged in positive change.

Lectures and guest speakers address the challenges of peacebuilding in interfaith communities and the realities of life in a polarized, post-ceasefire society.

Study Abroad Guide

The Highlights is a good resource for outside scholarships that can be applied to CRDC courses. If you have financial aid, you will be eligible to use your aid not only for the program fee but also for related expenses, such as your plane ticket and passport fees.

The best and most successful students are those who are mature, respectful, and open-minded and who can appreciate and learn from multiple and sometimes contradicting perspectives.

Our classes are open to GMU students and students from other universities, as well as working professionals. Although these overseas seminars are geared toward graduate students, we accept applications from undergrads with high academic achievement.

All applications for our classes are submitted through the GMU study abroad website. You will need to create a profile on the site and upload an application PDF to your profile. The application should contain a 1-page resume, 1-page letter of interest, and contact information for two references.

Your program fee includes 3 credits from George Mason University, shared accommodations for 8 nights, some meals, ground transportation during the course, international emergency insurance, entrance fees, tips, and course trainers’ and speakers’ costs.

The program fee does not include your airfare to and from the program site, your transportation between the airport and the accommodation, your visa/passport expenses, some meals, or your personal spending on souvenirs and snacks.