The structure of this course is a combination of pre-departure seminars, in which students get an opportunity to learn about theories and approaches to community reconstruction and community practice; a two weeks service learning experience in Croatia; and a post-trip seminar back on the IU Indianapolis campus. The two weeks in Croatia will expose students to the consequences of the war and its impact on the wellbeing of communities.
While in Croatia, IU students, along with community development actors from the PRONI Centre for Social Education, will have the opportunity to learn and work together during seminars and assignments.
PRONI Centre for Social Education is an extraordinary Croatian NGO that has worked for more than one decade to minimize the ethnic division among youth and create an environment in which young people can rebuild safe and long lasting communities.
Through the PRONI Centre for Social Education students will have an opportunity to interact and work with local students from University of Osijek.
The lectures will take place at the headquarters of PRONI Centre for Social Education in Osijek, Croatia.
One field trip to the Danube and the region of Osijek/Vukovar will be planned for a weekend.
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- This program plans to run in Summer 2022.
- In Osijek, students will stay with host families. While in Zagreb accommodation will be a hotel.