Science, Society, and Service-Learning in Rwanda

 Program Description
Science and Society in Rwanda is an interdisciplinary service-learning opportunity for students enrolled in either of the courses related to cultural studies or natural science. While each course has independent learning outcomes, both will investigate the intersection of science and culture through service-learning. Students will discuss issues such as the colonial creation of race, modernity, material culture, literature, environmentalism and society, and the 1994 genocide.

Site visits include national museums and parks, schools, genocide memorials, golden monkey trekking, and local villages where relationships have been previously established to reinforce learning objectives. All students will participate in projects that address quality education, environmental conservation, access to basic needs and social entrepreneurship.

 Course Offerings
2019 Summer Course Approval Form

Dr. Leah Horton

BIOL 4390 Special Topics

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone

HIST 1375 FYS: Diversity in World Cultures

WLAN 2315 Cultural Studies

Honors 3110 Junior Seminar credit also available.

 Important Dates
Interest Meeting Dates:

Thursday, September 13 at x-Period in LSC 100

Monday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. in HPaW@Baridon classroom

Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. in STEM@Arkansas classroom

Tentative Travel Dates: June 8-July 5, 2019

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Leah Horton,  Lecturer II of Biology and University Scholars Program Director

Leah Horton, Ph.D.  • LSC 043 • Department of Biology 

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone, Director of Learning Communities

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone, Director of Learning Communities and Instructor of History

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone • Main Hall Room 104 • Department of History


Program Cost
2019 Program Cost to be announced soon.

As a reference only, please see 2017 program budget. UCA in Rwanda Program Cost 2017

For information about international insurance coverage: