AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
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.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
CCCU requires a 2.7 GPA to be considered for this program.
Early August – Mid-December
Early January – Mid April
AREAS OF STUDY
- Social Work Emphasis
- Global Health Emphasis
- General Studies Emphasis
The Uganda Studies Program partners with Uganda Christian University to extend your program of study through both experiential and classroom learning.
Apply to one of the three different academic emphases – Social Work Emphasis (SWE), Global Health Emphasis(GHE), or General Studies Emphasis (GSE) – for a semester marked by academic excellence, authentic relationships, and transformational learning. Through courses at UCU, internships in the surrounding communities, field trips throughout Uganda, and cross-cultural relationships with professors and peers, you'll dig deeper into your academic discipline and start to see how these intercultural experiences impact your own life and vocation.
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You can stay on campus at Uganda Christian University or with a host family. When you fill out your application to USP, please consider the following:
If you decide to live with a host family in Mukono, Uganda, you will walk to and from campus during the week for your classes, and spend evenings and weekends with your family. Host families live between 5 and 40 minutes away from UCU.
If you choose to live on campus, you will stay in dorms on UCU’s campus. You will share a room with other students. If you prefer this option but still want a glimpse of life. You will have the chance to experience a two-week long home stay in Mukono at the beginning of your semester to get a taste of life with a Ugandan family, and will be able to visit them throughout the remainder of your semester in Uganda.
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
The program encourage students to participate in Ugandan life and explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships. Your most important Ugandan lessons will be in relationships. At home, at school and within the university, these relationships encourage deeper thought about your own cultural identity and how you engage with the world around you. 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.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009