Program Details

This program is designed to expose the student to as many aspects of development in Uganda as possible. The program is deliberately structured to move from the general to the specific, from the theoretical to the practical. Thus students first spend time
Location:
Kampala, Uganda
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Examine current concepts, challenges, and debates in development studies in the dynamic context of Uganda. A custom two-week module with a choice of focus on public health, politics, and grassroots development, or gender and development provides opportunities to work with organizations such as the Kasangati Health Center, the Uganda Change Agent Association, and the women and gender studies department at Makerere University. Based in Kampala, Uganda's thriving capital, the program also offers an in-depth, hands-on practicum with one of the country's many international or grassroots development agencies to provide a deeper understanding of the practice of development work. Through field visits to rural areas of Uganda and a comparative excursion to Rwanda, students explore what lies beyond the rhetoric of the "development industry" as students learn about the diverse strengths and needs of this changing nation and region.

This program is designed to expose the student to as many aspects of development in Uganda as possible. The program is deliberately structured to move from the general to the specific, from the theoretical to the practical. Thus students first spend time as a group focusing on more general historical and contemporary development issues and then go out into the field to validate those theories and principles. Studying in Uganda would be incomplete without looking at political and security issues in the Great Lakes region more broadly, as well as related environmental issues. Students visit national parks in Uganda to focus on issues of conflict, eco-tourism and conservation. In addition, the program takes students to neighboring Rwanda, the location of unprecedented genocide.

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
Setting Description:
Based in Kampala, Uganda's thriving capital, the program also offers an in-depth, hands-on practicum with one of the country's many international or grassroots development agencies to provide a deeper understanding of the practice of development work. Through field visits to rural areas of Uganda and a comparative excursion to Rwanda, students explore what lies beyond the rhetoric of the "development industry" as students learn about the diverse strengths and needs of this changing nation and region.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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