Rwanda – Peacebuilding Institute

In collaboration with Weber State University (WSU) and Never Again Rwanda (NAR), the MAHG Program offered students the opportunity to attend a two-week Peacebuilding Institute in Kigali, Rwanda each year.

A short film about the program can be viewed here:

In summer 2017, four MAHG students, one staff member, Dean of General Studies Robert Gregg, and MAHG Director Elisa von Joeden-Forgey attended the Peacebuilding Institute from June 1 – June 19. The Program was directed by Dr. Stephanie Wolfe, Professor of Political Science at WSU.

The Peacebuilding Institute includes:

  • Instruction in the history of genocide in Rwanda and current efforts towards reconciliation;
  • A classroom of Rwandan and foreign university students;
  • Visits to genocide memorials;
  • Meetings with government officials and NGOs;
  • Cultural events;
  • Free evenings and a weekend day for exploring;
  • A short safari in Akagera National Park;
  • Transfer course credit for MAHG Program at no extra cost

Information about the 2017 Peacebuilding Institute can be found here.

Students are also able to apply for 1-3 month internships with Rwandan NGOs and may choose to stay for longer periods for language immersion and research. MAHG credits are available for such work.

The MAHG Program strives to make such opportunities affordable to all students. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, contact MAHG Director Professor Raz Segal at