Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

Study Abroad

As the Soviet Union crumbled, it left behind ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse successor states. As these states tried to form domestic policies and governing institutions, the interests of their various populations were (and still are) often in conflict. Civil war erupted in Tajikistan and Georgia. Riots swept Kyrgyzstan. Armed conflicts broke out in Moldova and Russia.

While based in Kyiv, Ukraine, you will travel to Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia to discuss the conflicts in all these states, both past and present, with local students, teachers, and experts. Learning of the historical background and the interests of groups involved, including foreign interests, you will critically consider the governance problems that face modern multiethnic states. You will search for pragmatic solutions using the experience you gain on the ground. This program provides invaluable experience for anyone interested in diplomacy or policy making.

Courses

Cultural Program

Housing

Intern, Volunteer, Research

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown

Snapshot

Language:
English and Russian
Location:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Terms:
Spring, Fall
Topics:
Conflict Studies, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, Russian Language, Ukrainian Language

Eligibility/Prerequisites

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2019
    Year: 2019 Spring
    Dates: 28 January 2019 - 19 May 2019
    Application Deadline: 01 November 2018
    $12,950
  • Fall 2019
    Year: 2019 Fall
    Dates: 26 August 2019 - 14 December 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
    $12,950

Program Inclusions

Program cost includes tuition, accommodations with some meals (see Housing), flights and ground transportation during program travel, cultural/excursion program, Russian visa, health and emergency insurance, airport transfers, and 24/7 onsite support.