Click here to return to Messiah College's homepage
International Programs, Global Learning, Study Abroad | EpiCenter

Uganda Studies Program


Come to Africa next semester!  At Uganda Christian University in Mukono, program participants study and live with East African students or live with hose families. 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!


BestSemester Students Share Programs' Impact

Goals and Objectives
The object of the Uganda Studies Program is to help students to gain an appreciation and understanding of Ugandan people, culture, history, politics, and religion.


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.

The academic courses may meet major or general education requirements and will receive a letter grade. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades. Please refer to the grade conversion chart. Some of the course offerings are listed below.


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.

Costs: 2014-2015

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

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - Decemer 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!



Apply Existing Application Apply Checklist



“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.”

--Kayla Berkey


For more information about the program check out:




  Study Abroad Facebook page Twitter



Globalization Getting Started Safety Costs Pre-Departure Re-Entry FAQs Application