- Pondicherry, India
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Kulturstudier offers a full semester course of peace and conflict studies. The course takes place in Pondicherry (aka Puducherry), South-India, and gives a broad interdisciplinary introduction to the study of social and political processes of conflict and conflict resolution on a local, regional and global scale. Students and teachers are from all over the world. Coming semesters begin August 26 and February 3.
Peace and conflict studies is a full semester programme providing an inter-disciplinary introduction to the study of social and political processes of peace and conflict resolution on a local, regional and global scale. The course gives a basis for critical analysis and reflection on specific lines of conflict in the world today. This is combined with an introduction to Indian and South Asian cultures and societies, enabling us to incorporate our personal experiences in India with the theoretical literature that the course provides.
The course is suitable for: • Students who wish to include peace- and conflict studies as a part of a bachelor degree • Professionals (for example teachers, diplomats, journalists) and others who seek further education in international and multicultural issues. It gives 30 ECTS
- Setting Description:
- The main topics of the programme are: • Peace and Conflict Studies, and Peace and Conflict Theory • Different concepts and understandings of Peace • In-depth studies of conflicts in South Asia, such as Sri Lanka, Kashmir and Pakistan-India • Analysis of different levels of conflict, such as interpersonal, inter-group, national and international • Conflict management, resolution and transformation • Post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation • Non-violence and Gandhian thought • Gender and violence
- 4900 Euro (4300 excl. accomodation)
Based on 1 Reviews
- Peace and Conflict Studies03/26/13
Hey. I was studying in India with Culture Studies. I studied Peace and Conflict studies and I can really recommend it for other students. You will be studying in the state Tamil Nadu, south east in India. The city is an old French colonial town with many
Indian markets, shops, bazars, restaurants and good crazy Indian vibe and fun, hehe. You are going to love India. Nothing is like this beautiful and large country with an interesting history, people, culture, society and all the religions are well represented. Students live in three different apartment complexes and they have a good standard with simple kitchen facilities, toilets and bathrooms with hot shower! That's luxuries! Haha ? All apartments have nice rooftops where students have an academic discussions, parties or quiz or movie nights. You will meet a lot of interesting people. I studied together with students from Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Nepal and Sri Lanka. And I also studied with North-Europeans such as Germans, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We all had different background and ages. But it was cool and gave the studies many funny and interesting debates and discussions. The Study center is a luxurious beach resort with a large pool and several kilometers with beautiful beach. There we played football and Volleyball between our studies. Here you also will have your daily breakfast and lunch before and after classes. We had international teachers and lecturers who had interesting and inspiring classes which gave me an understanding of International conflicts and tools to solve different levels of peace talks. After school we had many different activities such yoga, martial art, Bollywood dance classes, cooking classes or work with street children. It was a lot to do, and you were never bored, hehe. ? Even on weekends when you have the days of, people go on different travels, such as Kerala, were we hired a houseboat. I just loved the course, the students and India, so me and fellow students stayed an extra three months and explored the wild, crazy, beautiful and historic India. I will go back some day. Hope this helped, and I really recommend you jump out of your comfort zone and go study abroad.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend