Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country of tremendous natural beauty that offers a complex blend of cultures, beliefs and is one of the most diverse countries in the former Yugoslavia. The Balkan Peninsula itself is the bridge between Europe and Asia Minor, with Bosnia and Herzegovina lying at the heart of this ancient crossroad between East and West. The influence of these two cultures is apparent across the country and offers a unique experience for visitors.
Since the conclusion of the Bosnian War in 1996, its citizens continue to rebuild their country into a multi-cultural, peaceful, democratic society. Though despite their recent tragedies, Bosnians continue in their rich tradition of openness and generosity. It is often said that having a Bosnian friend is having a true friend for life.
Like most post-conflict environments Bosnia is still a country in a healing process. The Srebrenica course section of the program will overlap with the national day of remembrance for the Srebrenica genocide. Students should be prepared for an experience that can be emotionally and psychologically demanding. Several orientations will be given to help prepare students for the complex cultural and political environment they will encounter in Bosnia.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students with be staying in both hotels and residence halls/dormitories for the duration of the program. All meals will be covered by the program fee.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
In addition to the oIP application form, students are required to attend an interview with the Program Director:
Dr. Shaun Wright | firstname.lastname@example.org | Harrison Hall 0264
The program is available to rising Juniors or Seniors who meet the minimum GPA of 2.0.