2018 Dates: 3-19 January
The objective of this J-Term education abroad program is to provide students an opportunity to acquire new knowledge, awareness, and experience of global issues focusing on an African country. The program will directly expose students to different cultures, business and economic environments, political systems, educational systems and agriculture and environmental issues relating to Africa, in general, and Uganda, in particular.
The theme is "Globalization and Africa's Experiences." The study program will include lecture presentations by African/Uganda professionals, professors from various universities (including the U.S.), business executives, and government officials.
Students will visit several Ugandan cities, various institutions and places of historical, geographical, cultural and political significance. These sites will include the cities of Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja and Mbarara, the Uganda Museum, Entebbe Wildlife Reserve, Mpanga Forest Reserve, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bujjagali Falls, the Source of the River Nile, the Equator line, Tea Estates, Local Farms, and selected local/international businesses.
Students will also have an opportunity to interact with students from various universities in Uganda, especially Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), our host institutions.
Contact: Dr. Pascal Ngoboka, Professor of Economics, College of Business and Education (715)425-3335 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will travel to various locations in Uganda including Kampala City, Jinja, Entebbe and Mbarara.
CBE 370: Uganda Study Program
This study program will provide students a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge of global issues by traveling to, studying, and doing research on topics of interest relating to Africa.
Students will be required to participate in orientation sessions prior to the program start. These orientation sessions will enable the students to get acquainted with different cultures, economic conditions, business practices, etc., and to prepare them for in-depth study on specific global issues.
Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance at the orientation sessions and lecture presentations and participation in group discussions. In addition, students will be required to write a research paper (about 10 pages) on a selected topic of interest. Students will also be expected to participate in all site tours.
A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
Housing & Meals:
Accommodations and most meals are provided as part of the program fee.
Airfare (leaving from and returning to Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport (MSP)) and ground transportation are included in the program fee.
How to Apply:
Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.
"Any journey to Africa is a lifelong experience. While visiting Uganda we saw many sights from one side of the country to the other and learned about many topics dealing with Africa 's development. What made this trip special, though, was being able to do these things with African university students. The kindness they showed us and the knowledge they prevailed upon us was to a high extent. I learned much more from them then I would have from any tour guide. And one day, I am sure, the multicolored flowers, the miles of banana tress, and the rose-colored mornings will draw me back" -- Karolyn