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Why Study Peace and Conflict at Juniata?

  1. Be an agent of change at one of only a dozen undergraduate Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) programs in the U.S., and the only one with a student body that is 10 percent international.
  2. Intern anywhere or everywhere. Past interns have gone from the Carnegie Council in New York City to Peace Corp Volunteerism.
  3. Learn from international guest speakers, international classmates and on-campus experts in other fields like economics.
  4. Do all this and more in a cooperative, friendly community.
  5. Practice peace. Prevent violence. And provide post-conflict resolution.

Making Peace

During Bosnia's Civil War—which ran from 1992 to 1994—more than 100,000 men, women and children, mainly civilians, were killed in massacres. Along with her family, Željana Varga '13 barely escaped.

Now, she has gone back to Srebrenica, Bosnia four times, looking for answers. "Z," as she is known on campus, majors in peace and conflict studies at Juniata, one of only a dozen undergraduate "peace" programs in the country. Full Story...

A Global Village: Juniata's International Living–Learning Communities

Picture this: you're surrounded by authentic cultural artifacts, eating cuisine from a country you've wanted to explore for ages, and, to top it off, you have a native speaker to help you with your foreign language homework. Sounds like a pretty cool study abroad experience—but you're still on Juniata's campus.

This is the idea behind the college's Global Village. The village is the Spanish House, the French House, Haus Wanderlust (the German House) and an intercultural dorm floor, all living–learning communities representing more than just a themed place to lay your head. It's a space where American students and students from abroad can live together—having an authentic cultural experience that's fun and educational. Full Story...

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