East African Community (EAC) in cooperation with Arcadia University – USA is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students from EAC Countries interested in peace and conflicts studies in Africa.This program will give the students a chance to learn more about the region and the opportunity to share experiences with their counterparts from Arcadia University. The result of the exchange program is an exceptional exposure to the EAC integration process, best learning practices and a widened knowledge of different cultures.
The Program will be held at the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania from 21 August to 16 December2012. The following courses will be taught: Peace and Conflict in East Africa, Politics in Francophone Africa, Anthropology in a Tanzanian context, Community Service in East Africa, Climate Change and Health Issues in Africa. In addition, students who are not fluent in Kiswahili will take that language class. The course structure will consist of class work, guest speakers and independent research. In addition, the program will include visits to various institutions in Arusha especially the international and regional organizations.
To join the program, Students must:
This program would also be perfect for those who have recently graduated in any of the relevant disciplines with an interest in peace, conflicts and development. Scholarship awards will only cover program related expenses and tuition fees. However some of the recipients who are in need could get a supplemental scholarship that will cater for their accommodation and food for the duration of their stay in Arusha.
Interested East Africans should immediately submit their applications, including curriculum vitae, all transcripts (or at least the latest one), a personalized letter of recommendation and an application letter to the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research. Please send your application to the following email address: email@example.com copy to BKaboha@eachq.org.Applications should reach us not later than 10 August 2012 at 4:00 pm, Arusha time.
For more information on the EAC Nyerere Centre for Peace Research and the above mentioned program, please visit our website at http://www.eac.int. You could also visit the page on the programs from the Arcadia University website where you will find all the syllabi for courses to be taught: http://www.arcadia.edu.