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  • Locations: Mukono, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring Semester
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: Partner Program Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs): 4 - $3,000 Fee
Areas of Study: Ministry & Missions, Social Work, Theology, Uganda Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:

BS USP

Overview

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.


 

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SPU Partner Program: Tier 4

This is an SPU Partner Program. These programs are in partnership with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support, and have been in long standing partnerships with Seattle Pacific University. All Partner Programs are eligible for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid. 

Cost: Tier 4

For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the cost of the program, a program fee may be charged in addition to SPU tuition. For additional program fee information, see Partner Program Cost

You may use all of your SPU grants and scholarships, federal, state, and local financial aid for SPU Partner Programs.

What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • Laundry "facility" (i.e., bucket) provided (detergent approx $10 for the semester)
  • Ugandan Student Pass
  • All necessary transportation, lodging, food, and additional immigration & visa expenses during required program-related travel (Rwanda and additional excursions within Uganda). Non-US citizens are reimbursed up to the cost for US citizens for Rwanda and Ugandan re-entry visa expenses.
What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Provider Application Fees & Deposits (when applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at studyabroad@spu.edu.

For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad