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Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

Explore the origins of the conflicts in the Western Balkans, from the breakup of Yugoslavia to the violent wars of the 1990s, as well as current challenges to peacebuilding and democracy and opportunities in post-conflict transformation. You can choose between two different tracks for your independent study: you may either conduct field research and produce a substantial academic paper or 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. Please visit our website for more information. This year, SIT will award over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants.


  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Media Work
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • European Studies
  • Conflict Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Justice
  • Internship Programs

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