Students do not have to be enrolled at George Mason University to apply. Applications for the January 2018 program are open now via GMU’s website.
The Gender & Conflict program is a faculty-led January term course accredited through George Mason University. This course explores Indonesia and its challenges by turning a gendered lens on issues of conflict, civic engagement, violence, development and justice. Working in close collaboration with a range of local organizations, course participants will learn about the experiences of Indonesian women and men working for a more equitable future.
This course is taught by Prof. Leslie Dwyer, an anthropologist at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) with over two decades of experience working on Indonesia. Prof. Dwyer’s course will explore Indonesia and its challenges by turning a gendered lens on issues of conflict, civic engagement, violence, development and justice. Working in close collaboration with a range of local organizations, course participants will learn about the experiences of Indonesian women and men working for a more equitable future.
While visiting the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java, participants will engage with a trans-disciplinary range of social theories and materials from U.S. and Indonesian contexts, investigating issues related to the social construction of gender, gender and culture, gender and religion, post-colonial feminism(s), the political economy of gender in Indonesia, and gender and post-conflict peace-building. Students will visit with local NGOs working on gender justice, gender-based violence, transitional justice, migration, violent extremism, fair trade, and inter-religious conflict resolution issues.
Cost of Program: TBD
Past Program Cost (for estimation purposes): $3,890
Program fee includes:
- 3 credits of coursework (CONF 695 for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students; CONF 385 or CONF 397 for undergraduate students)
- Housing at local guesthouses
- 3 meals daily while in Indonesia
- Cultural activities, visiting speakers and instructors
- Transportation within Indonesia
Program fee does not include:
- International airfare
Students will be housed together in small, modest hotels in Ubud, Bali and Yogyakarta, Java. Students will be housed in double rooms with private bathrooms, with each student sharing a room with a same-gender roommate. Breakfast will be provided by the hotel.
How to fund your immersive learning experience:
There are many different sources of potential funding for internships abroad. First, visit your university’s study abroad, international programs, or service learning departments to inquire about institutional scholarships and grants. Universities often have funds set aside for these purposes. You can also search for intern and study abroad scholarships provided by other charitable organizations. We’ve listed a few of these opportunities on our scholarships page to help you get started.
This program is organized in partnership with the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Click the link below to access their site and the application.
If you have any questions about the course, please contact the instructor: Dr. Leslie Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org