This academic summer program is offered by the world-renowned Political Science department at Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota, Colombia. It explores the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the present challenges of peacebuilding in the country at an important time as the country negotiates a future free from armed conflict.
The program is run by Angelika Rettberg, Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding at Uniandes, and is delivered in English. This intensive three-week study program consists of three modules:
1. History of the Colombian Armed Conflict: from the 1960s to today
2. Peace negotiations in Colombia
3. Building a lasting Peace
The program includes numerous site visits to cultural, governmental and educational organizations involved in the peace process in Colombia. Participants will visit the UN, the Colombian Congress, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Reparation of Victims Unit, the President’s Communication and PR team, and many more.
It also offers a range of social activities such as learning to play Tejo, a Colombian sport, hiking to the beautiful waterfalls at Choachi, the second highest in Latin America, dancing at Salsa classes and visiting the colourful underground Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira.