Best Semester - Uganda Studies Program
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Chat with classmates on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as you munch on a “rolex” (a local snack of eggs and Chapati). Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Mukono offers USP students the opportunity to participate in Ugandan culture. All students take part in homestay experiences, which are described as unforgettable. Along with trips throughout Uganda, venture on an eye-opening 10-day excursion to Rwanda.
Your most important Ugandan lesson will be in relationships. At home, at school and within the university, these relationships encourage deeper thought about your own cultural identity. UCU has over 6,000 students and Uganda’s renowned hospitality will help you form deep connections within the local community. Building upon the course Faith & Action, you’ll begin to place these diverse connections into context.
USP offers a wide range of options and flexibility to ensure that students get the most out of their experience. Applicants to USP may apply to live either on-campus or with a host family for the semester. USP also offers a Social Work Emphasis (SWE) which includes a junior or senior level practicum experience. All options encourage students to participate in Ugandan life and explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships. In classes, on practicum sites and in homestay opportunities, you’ll learn from Ugandans about life lived in East Africa.
(reproduced from Best Semester, Australia Studies Centre)
- 2.7 minimum GPA
- Sophomore, junior or senior students
Your experience in Uganda will be a spectacular lesson in authentic relationships. These relationships—at home, at school and throughout the Ugandan community—encourage deeper thought about your own cultural identity. Whether it’s social work, ministry, or just a deeper yearning to explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships, Uganda will bring you there. The USP academic curriculum is designed to help you process and comprehend the impact of this intercultural experience in your own life.
There are three tracks available for students to choose from:
Regardless of which track is chosen, all students take the same core course, called Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context (4 credits).
For details on each track, visit the Best Semester - ASC website.
All students participate in both Mukono and rural homestays. 'Homestay students' apply to live with a family for the duration of the semester. 'On-campus students' who stay in the dorms on campus spend two weeks living with a host family early on in the semester. On rural homestays, all students spend a week living and learning with a afamily in a rural Ugandan village..
For more information about student life, including behavioral expectations and the UCU dress code, visit the Best Semester - ASC website.
The following scholarship opportunities are available for this program:
- Scholarship 1
- Scholarship 2
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
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