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ST | Bosnia Study Tour: Politics, Culture and History at the Edge of the European Project
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
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Program Details:
  • Program Leader: Dr Peter Phipps and Associate professor Hariz Halilovich
  • Dates: 3-14 July 2017
  • Places Available: 20 x places
Students will have the opportunity to learn about Bosnia and the causes and consequences of the war in Bosnia and more broadly about the war in the greater Balkans. Students will learn about the forced displacement that resulted from the war and observe the measures in place to aid in the repatriation of citizens. Community and international approaches to development and displacement will be observed as will the roles of local and international organisations in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-conflict societies, Bosnia in particular.

This global intensive will enable students to learn and reflect on culture and cross-cultural communication, and on concepts and the operation of ethnicity and gender in relation to an ethnic conflict. During their stay, students will have the opportunity to visit local development organisations, to observe the work that is being undertaken on the ground level and to talk with organisations about their successes and failures in the rebuilding of Bosnia.

Students will visit some of the spectacular areas of Bosnia, including Mostar, with its famous bridge, and Klotjevac on the river Drina with its beautiful lake.

Draft Itinerary and highlights:
3/7 - 4/7 Sarajevo
Self-guided tour of city, Sarajevo museum, Cosmopolitan spirit of Sarajevo.
5/7 Mostar/Blagaj (Herzegovina)
Mostar: bridge restored
Blagaj: a dervish story
6/7-7/7 Srebrenica/Klotjevac
Summer School opening at International University Sarajevo
Visit Potocari Memorial Centre
Tuzla day trip - erasing memory and denying genocide
ICMP visit
8/7-10/7 Peace March
11/7–13/7 Srebrenica/Klotjevac
Potocari -  Collective burial and Commemoration
Reconstruction and reconciliation: Village life after genocide
14/7  Sarajevo 
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Program Costs (Approximately):
  • Flights: $2,300 
  • Accommodation: $35 per day x 14 = $465
  • Internal Transport: $280 to be recoup in a material fee
  • Food/entry fees/ miscellaneous: $30 per day x 14 = $420 
  • Approximate Total Cost - $3,465
Students must ensure that they can financially support themselves during the Global Intensive before they consider applying.
 
Additional Costs to consider:

  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • RMIT Tuition fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses related to arriving before the program start date and departing after the program end date
Eligibility:
  • This Global Intensive is open to students from all Undergraduate programs. 
Academic Credit:
  • This Global Intensive is 24 credit points
  • Students must be enrolled into two courses: HUSO2318 Contemporary Europe; HUSO2329 Globalising Societies
  • The enrolment term is flex term 2017 (1702) - successful applicants are encouraged to contact RMIT connect to discuss the implications of a flex term enrolment on their well-being.
Application process:
  • Students will be required to apply via Mobi by completing the following Questionnaires in full:
    • General questionnaire
    • Short-term programs questionnaire 
  • Students are encouraged to note any personal or biographical connections to the Balkan region in their statement of purpose (which is within the short-term programs questionnaire). 
  • Applications close on Mobi 10 April 2017
Pre-departure session:
Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory pre-departure session on the 1 May 2017 from 5pm - 7pm. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.  

Withdrawing from this Global Intensive
For successful applicants, please note the last day to withdraw from this Global Intensive without financial penalty is 2 May 2017. Withdrawing after the 2 May 2017 will incur a financial penalty of $280 (the amount of the material fee). 
 
Funding:
Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.

More information:
Check out this video put together by one of our students who participated in this global intensive in 2014- https://vimeo.com/114184895
Contact: guss.mobility@rmit.edu.au



 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.