Uganda Study Abroad Program

Schedule of Events and Activities

Available for enrolled students on Blackboard.

Room & Board

Students in the program will be provided with living quarters. The rooms are fully furnished with carpet, AC, TV, pillows, towels, and sheets.  Most meals will be included in the program fees.  

Ground transportation logistics will be coordinated through the on-site program coordinator. 

Cancellation, Change, or Termination of Program & Refund Policy

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 2014, the program for that year was cancelled owing to “a specific terrorist threat” in Kampala, Uganda, as reported in a U.S. State Department travel warning. 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. The program may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students enroll.  Applicants should not make airplane reservations until they are instructed to do so by the program director.

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.  I 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/).