AU Forward: The Plan for Fall 2020 has been announced. Please visit the COVID-19 resources website for detailed information.
Bosnia: Sarajevo & Mostar
Explore the historic factors that lead to war in Bosnia, while partnering with locals leading the community in both remembering and rebuilding from the collective trauma of genocide.
Laos & Vietnam
Experience first-hand the effects of climate change and environmental degradation by meeting with those most affected, including time with NGOs working to combat the effects.
SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town & Johannesburg
Examine educational inequalities; combine leadership styles to leave participants better equipped to tackle structural inequalities in their personal lives.
Examine legal institutions and conservation in the Navajo Nation. Explore the importance of sovereignty and self-determination among Indigenous communities across the United States.
Explore the systemic factors and reconciliation efforts regarding the Bosnian Conflict and Genocide 1992-1996. Become life-long peacebuilders and active community members in their respective communities upon our return.
Explore how food insecurity effects marginalized communities. Examine how and ability to access nutritious food in the United States is directly linked to privilege, wealth, and systemic racism.
Learn about genocide recognition and the roles that grassroots movements, international institutions, and states all play in the fight for justice against genocide.
Examine and understand how the social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) play a role in determining a child’s educational outcome, and how we can best support schools through advocacy and policy.
Examine the various barriers that limit individuals and their community’s ability to be healthy. We will focus on health inequity and the path to health equity in Detroit, Michigan.
This program will engage students in dialogue at the intersection of LGBTQ identity and collective memory in a post-conflict context in Madrid and Barcelona. Students will return to Washington D.C as advocates of dialogue which fosters LGBTQ community and rights.
Explore how Honduran communities work to empower their youth through education and programs promoting ecological and social awareness. Return to enrich DC communities to improve social inclusivity and empower youth.