Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding




Next Course Announced!

Costa Rica, January 8 – 17, 2016

More information coming soon.

Join an extraordinary journey in the Costa Rican cloud forest that integrates conflict resolution and leadership training.

Using proven experiential learning techniques, the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding is an opportunity for working professionals and students to get out of the office/classroom and take their skills to the next level.

  • Learn, practice, and apply leadership and peacebuilding skills through 10 days of living and hiking in the Costa Rican cloud forest.
  • Receive a certificate and engage in training through a joint program with the United Nations-mandated University for Peace.
  • Engage with other emerging peacebuilding leaders from around the world and become part of a network of agents for change.

Participants’ Experiences:

Check out these blog pieces about the Practicum written by past participants:

Gratitudes by Emily Pistell, PEP 2014 Participant
Of Waterfalls and Lightning Bugs by Nadia Siddiqui , PEP 2013 Participant
Amor by Shannon Dobrovolny, PEP 2012 Participant

Follow-up Evaluation of PEP 2012/2013 by John DiTillo, Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute

Contact Info:

If you have any additional questions, please contact pep[at]