Other Information and Disclosures
In 2013, ten students participated in the Uganda Study Abroad Program in International Human Rights & the Rule of Law. Six students were from Regent University School of Law and four were from other law schools.
Passport & Travel Documents Required for Travel to Uganda
A valid US passport is required for US citizens to travel to Uganda. It is the responsibility of each individual student to obtain a passport prior to departure for the program. US citizens may obtain a visa for one-time entry into Uganda for the duration of the program at the Entebbe airport for $50. In addition to a passport, students must be able to show proof of receiving a yellow fever vaccination within the last 10 years in order to obtain the visa. 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 at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.
US citizens may also obtain one-time entry or multiple entry visas in advance of travel through the Ugandan Embassy. Extensive information about how to obtain a visa in advance is available on the Ugandan Embassy website. For more information about how to obtain a US passport, students should contact the nearest State Department office or US Post Office. Additional information about visa requirements and information for non-US citizen students may also be found through the Ugandan Embassy website or by contacting the program director. All US citizens are also advised to register their time abroad with the US State Department at https://step.state.gove/step/.
Insurance and Travel Protection for Overseas Travel
Regent University requires that those who participate in university-sponsored international trips carry Travel Health Insurance and Medical Evacuation Insurance. Medical Evacuation Insurance is required for all participants. Regent University contracts with The Arch Insurance Group to offer this coverage. Each trip participant must pay the overseas travel assistance fee of $40 which covers this insurance. This fee is paid directly to Regent University. For coverage details, please download the Travel Insurance/Medical Coverage Summary.
All participants must also provide proof of travel health insurance that provides overseas coverage. If your insurance policy does not cover you abroad, you can purchase a short-term policy that does. There are health insurance policies designed specifically to cover travel. Many travel agents and private companies offer insurance plans that will cover health care expenses incurred overseas. For additional information, the US State Department has an information site explaining the issues related to medical insurance for travelers abroad.
Health Advisory and Special Accommodations
All international programs can be rigorous, and some of the events may require reasonably demanding physical activities; therefore, participants should possess the ability to
- Walk half a mile without rest
- Stand for 30 minutes without sitting
- Climb two flights of stairs without assistance
- Hear group instructions
- Read and understand written instructions and signs
- Step in and out of busses or shuttles
While some reasonable accommodations are available as part of the Uganda program as described in the section of Disability Accommodations, Regent University may be unable to provide special accommodations for some people with disabilities. If someone needs accommodation or assistance, that person must bring a companion/assistant at full price. Also, those who have a health or mental condition that may interfere with participation in program activities, need to consult with their physician to determine if they are able to participate in a physically demanding study abroad program. If a potential participant has any questions, they should contact the program director.