The Uganda Studies Program provides students with both immersion in a local community and broad exposure to a variety of people and places in Uganda and Rwanda.
Students in the Uganda Studies Emphasis (USE) and Social Work Emphasis (SWE) share their lives with university students, living primarily on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU), an international affiliate member of the CCCU located 15 miles east of the capital city of Kampala. They also participate in two short home stay experiences. Students in the Intercultural Ministry & Missions Emphasis (IMME) live with host families within walking distance of UCU.
Most of the courses offered are taught by UCU professors and many include both UCU and USP students. As a result, USP students have a spectrum of Ugandan relationships that give them a firsthand perspective as they explore issues such as poverty, cultural expressions of Christianity and missions, and as they seek to reconcile the realities of East Africa with their Christian faith. Students also spend time in Rwanda and rural Uganda.
The UGAN Courses are only offered through the Uganda Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
*See Uganda Studies Program Timeline for deadline information.
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