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  • Locations: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Croatian
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels, Various
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communication, East European Studies, Economics, History, Humanities, International Studies, Math Economics, Politics and International Affairs, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Downtown BelgradeExamine peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and the impact of international intervention on state formation, human rights, and transitional justice in the comparative context of Southeast Europe.

The program explores the origins of the conflicts in the Balkans, from the breakup of Yugoslavia to the violent wars of the 1990s, as well as current challenges and opportunities in post-conflict transformation. Students can choose either to conduct field research and produce a substantial academic paper or to work with professional journalists to research and produce a full-length print or broadcast feature story on a topic related to the theme of the program.

Major topics of study include:

  • the “making and breaking” of Yugoslavia 
  • Serbia in the 1990s: international sanctions and the NATO bombing
  • Serbia after Milosevic
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) after Dayton
  • Kosovo: a look from Serbia and from Kosovo
  • peace and conflict: theory and practice in the Balkans