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

Travel Dates:  June 5 – July 2, 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 and Instructor of History

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


Program Cost

UCA in Rwanda 2019 Program Cost

For information about international insurance coverage: http://uca.edu/studyabroad/health-and-safety/


Application Process

Visit the Apply Now page to see the four-step application process.