Uganda Study Abroad Program

Schedule of Events and Activities (TBD)

Students Arrive*  TBD
Orientation TBD
Classes Begin TBD
Reading Day TBD
Final Examination TBD
Farewell Reception TBD
Program End Date/Student Departure from Dormitory** 6/18/2016

Room & Board

Students will be provided with living quarters on Uganda Christian University (UCU) campus at “Save the Mothers,” a separate building that has fourteen guest rooms. For security, health, and accountability purposes, students attending the program will be required to live in the housing provided by UCU. Students will be housed in their own individual rooms with a shared bathroom and shower for every two rooms. Classrooms, housing, and faculty quarters are all within a five minute walk of each other and are all located on the secure campus at UCU.

Travel

Transportation: Transportation to and from Entebbe International Airport will be provided within a time frame. Students who do not arrive within that window will still have transportation arrangements made for them, but at their own expense.

Passports: U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport to enter Uganda. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of expected departure from Uganda. It is your responsibility to obtain a passport. Apply as soon as possible if you do not have one. Contact the nearest U.S. State Department Office (http://travel.state.gov/) or U.S. Post Office (www.usps.com) for information on how to obtain or renew a U.S. passport.

Visas: U.S. citizens are also required to obtain a Visa to enter Uganda and is the responsibility of each student. U.S. citizens may obtain a Visa for a single-entry into Uganda, good for the duration of the program, at the Entebbe Airport or in advance through the Ugandan Embassy at the cost of $100. Additional information regarding Visa requirements and about obtaining a Visa in advance is available at the Uganda Embassy website. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Program Director with questions. For more information about vaccination requirements or health advice related to travel to Uganda, students are encouraged to visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Medical Insurance/Oversees Travel Protection: Regent requires that those who participate in university-sponsored international trips carry Medical Evacuation Insurance. Regent contracts with The Arch Insurance Group to provide this coverage. Each trip participant must pay the overseas travel assistance fee, which covers the cost of this insurance. The fee is paid directly to Regent University. For coverage details, please download the “Travel Insurance/Medical Coverage Summary." All participants are also required to have travel health insurance that provides overseas medical coverage. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of State site.

All U.S. citizens are advised to register their time abroad with the U.S. Department of State at https://step.state.gov/step/.

Cancellation, Change, or Termination of Program

The registration fee is non-refundable, except as noted below. If changes are made in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program, the director will communicate those changes to all students.  Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of all tuition and administrative program costs paid.  If the program is cancelled, students will be refunded all tuition and administrative program costs   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 less than 10 students enroll and will be cancelled if less than 7 students enroll.

The program director will monitor the Department of State website daily to review any advisories issued by the Department of State and will disseminate important information to students and faculty members by posted notice, email, and in-class announcements. If, prior to the commencement, or during the course of the program, a Travel Warning or Alert covering program dates and destinations is issued for Uganda, all registrants will be notified promptly by the Program Director and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.

If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for Uganda, the director will notify all registered students of the warning and they will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  Students who withdraw will receive a full refund of all tuition and administrative costs paid.

If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for Uganda, the director will notify all students of the warning and they will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  Students who withdraw will be refunded tuition and administrative costs paid except for administrative costs utilized prior to the withdrawal.  If the program is terminated, students will be refunded tuition and administrative costs paid  except for administrative costs utilized prior to the date the Travel Warning was issued. Students will assume the risk with regard to individual airline tickets.

Application Requirements

Any student in good standing and having completed one year of full- or part- time law study at an ABA-approved law school or a law school described in ABA Standard 506(a)(1) is eligible for the program. Students attending a law school other than Regent University School of Law will be required to furnish a letter of good standing from the dean of their law school.

Enrollment is limited to 14 students. Your application, accompanied by a non-refundable $250 registration fee is due at the time of your application submission.  Applications received after February 20 will be considered according to space and accommodation availability.