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The Pearl of Africa
“The Semester in Development made me really stand out to potential employers and I was able to get a job with the company of my dreams soon after returning home. My fear that I wouldn’t find a job after graduating no longer existed at the end of the program. I made life long memories with a group of people who have become life long friends. In the last year since coming home, I’ve done so many things that I would never have even tried before. After the Semester In Development, I feel like I have no limits!”
Program Details: Study
Program Details: Intern
When does the Semester in Development (SID) run?
The SID program runs three times a year – Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall. The dates for each respective term will be listed in the ‘Dates and Costs’ section.
When is the application period for the SID program?
The application dates are provided in the ‘Dates and Costs’ section.
Will I receive academic credit for participating in the program?
The academic component of the program is structured to ensure participating students can earn credits, while participating in the program. Each participating student is automatically enrolled in two courses at Makerere University, in Kampala. Once admitted into the program, we will assist you in ensuring you submit the required paperwork, and receive credits for studying in Uganda.
Where will I intern in Kampala?
The internship component of the program is designed to give participants an opportunity to develop valuable skills and gain meaningful experiences. Once an applicant is admitted to the program, we individually sit down with them to further explore their interests and desires. We then match students to our partners, based on a variety of factors – we never place students with an organization they are not interested or do not see any benefit in.
What type of support can I expect in Uganda?
We always have a program director in Uganda overseeing the Semester in Development.
What is life like in Kampala?
The pace of life in Uganda can be different to what you’re used to. Kampala is probably best described as a city in transition; from modern movie theaters and shopping malls, to traditional markets and congested streets, Kampala offers a diverse array of experiences.
Where will I live?
We rent out local apartments where the cohort, along with our facilitator, live throughout the program.
I have participated in the SID. How can I get an extra copy of my official transcript?
You can submit a request for an extra copy of your transcript via your Program Director. Please note that you will need to pay a $50 USD administrative fee for extra transcript copies, plus the cost of the shipping via DHL (in the event that you need the documents sent to an academic institution or to your home).