Uganda Studies Program
Come to Africa next semester! At Uganda Christian University in Kampala, program participants study and live with East African students. The program contains two study tracks: a Uganda Studies Emphasis and an Intercultural Missions and Ministry Emphasis. Lectures, research, worship, and a service project help students experience daily life as a member of Ugandan society. A brief homestay with a local family and a week-long trip to Rwanda challenge students to view life beyond their familiar cultural boundaries.
Former participants appreciate being stretched and confronted with new perspectives on this powerful program!
The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have at least a 2.75 GPA. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Messiah tuition, room and board. Some courses have additional course fees.
Fee covers tuition, housing, meals educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees, including additional fees for students choosing to enroll in the Special Topics course.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to this program.
Messiah Application Deadlines
Fall 2014 – January 15, 2014
Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014
Begin the application process at: www.messiah.edu/studyabroad/apply
“The most rewarding aspect was getting to experience life in a new place completely independent from everything that was familiar to me. It was a great learning experience about growing up.”
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