|Orientation||May 22, 2016|
|Classes Begin||May 25, 2016|
|Reading Day||June 15, 2016|
|Final Examinations||June 16-17, 2016|
|Program End Date/Student Departure from Dormitory||June 18, 2016|
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Students will be provided with an updated schedule before the commencement of the program.
Uganda Christian University (UCU) is the host for the planned program. It is a fellow member with Regent University in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. UCU has been named the most beautiful Christian campus in Africa and is highly ranked worldwide for serenity, cleanliness, and beauty. UCU will provide classroom space, library facilities, faculty work space, and secure lodging for students and faculty in the program. Classes will be held in a classroom provided by UCU’s department of law, in a standard classroom used by law students at UCU. The classroom will provide adequate seating with writing surfaces for students, sufficient lighting, and adequate soundproofing.
Students in the program will be provided with living quarters on UCU’s campus at the “Save the Mothers” Guesthouse (STM) a separate secure building that has 14 clean and comfortable guest rooms. The housing is excellent and UCU takes good care of its guests. For security, health, and accountability purposes, students will be required to live in the housing provided by UCU. STM provides students with their own individual rooms and a shared bathroom and shower for every two rooms. STM also has a kitchen and a lounge. The faculty will be housed in a separate guest house on campus, very close to student housing. Cleaning services will be provided by UCU and laundry services are provided by UCU for a reasonable cost. The rooms are fully furnished with carpet, AC, TV, pillows, towels, and sheets. Most meals will be included in the program fees.
Classrooms, student housing and faculty quarters are all conveniently located within a five minute walk of each other on UCU’s campus. Students will have personal access to the Program Director and the on-site coordinator for the duration of the program for any administrative needs. Ground transportation logistics will be coordinated through the on-site program coordinator. E-mail access will be available at UCU, as well as telephone access for students with appropriate service. During the first few days of the program, students will be provided with program policies and procedures and with a complete orientation to the campus and administrative services available. Students will also be provided with contact information for the Program Director prior to the commencement of the program.
The $250 registration fee is non-refundable, except as noted below. Cancellation or termination of the program may take place due to insufficient enrollment, if the political situation in Uganda becomes unstable (which is not expected for the period of the program), and/or if the U.S. Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens avoid traveling to Uganda. In any circumstance, students assume the risk with regard to the costs of any individual airline tickets or personal expenses related to the program. If cancellation occurs after a deposit has been paid, the Program Director will use his best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.
Insufficient Enrollment: The program may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students enroll. The program was not cancelled in 2013, the only year the program was undertaken.
Change in Course Offerings/Significant Program Changes: If at any time, changes are made in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program, those changes will be communicated promptly by the Program Director, verbally when possible and in writing (letter or e-mail), to any person who has paid a deposit or registered for the program, and students will then be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. Students who withdraw on this account prior to the commencement of the program will receive a full refund of all monies paid, including the registration fee, within 20 days after the withdrawal. Students who withdraw on this account during the course of the program will be refunded all fees paid except for room and board fees utilized and transportation and event fees utilized prior to the date of withdrawal.
U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Alerts: The Program Director is to monitor the U.S. Department of State website daily during the program to review any pertinent advisories issued and will promptly disseminate important information to students and faculty members by posted notice, email, and in-class announcements. If, prior to the commencement of a program, a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Alert covering program dates and destinations is issued for Uganda, all registrants will be notified promptly in writing by the Program Director (by letter or email) and will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If the U.S. State Department warns against travel to Uganda (which is not expected for the period of the program), the program may be cancelled. If, during the course of a program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert covering the program dates and destinations is issued for Uganda, students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. In the event that the program must be cancelled once underway, the Program Director will work with the UCU administration, Ugandan authorities, and American Embassy officials to determine how best to evacuate students. Students who withdraw on account of such a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert prior to the commencement of the program, or if the program is canceled, will receive a full refund of all monies paid, including the registration fee, within twenty 20 days after the cancellation or withdrawal. Students who withdraw on this account during the course of the program, or if the program is terminated while underway, will receive a refund of all fees paid except for room and board fees utilized and transportation and other fees utilized prior to the date of withdrawal. Students are strongly encouraged to monitor the State Department website for travel safety (http://travel.state.gov/).