The East African country of Uganda is characterized by the beauty and resilience of its natural landscape as well as that of the people who live there. How Ugandans have sought their livelihoods, developed their culture, and pursued peace, security and prosperity in their lives will be the focus of this three week program. Students will spend a third of their time in Uganda's bustling capital, Kampala, attending lectures at the School for International Training and in interactive visits of sites, organizations, and with people that embody historical and contemporary Uganda. Students will also consider issues facing rural Ugandans in a number of communities. development, rural health, education, agriculture, the environment and tourism will be explored from bases in Jinja and Kapchorwa east of Kampala. A visit to the Murchison Falls National Park will immerse students in Uganda's natural environment. Above all the program will promote engagement with many representatives of Ugandan society: educators, professionals, artists, politicians, students, activists and others who advocate for Ugandans' human security.
Kampala is a vibrant city of over a million people which has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade. The urban landscape features the opportunities this has brought, in the form of new businesses and shopping malls. Students will meet a few times during spring term to discuss assignments and research to prepare for the travel. Sketching and drawing play a large role in this program and students will be expected to do so as part of their grade. Students are not required to have any previous sketching experience however.
Student will be housed in a combination of hotel/hostel style accommodation for the beginning of the program and during excursions. For the remainder of their time in country students will be housed in secure home stays close to the SIT facilities.
Education Abroad Coordinator
Program Coordinator- contact Louise Yahiaoui.