Winter/Spring: Jan 23 – April 17
Summer: May 28 – August 21
Fall: Sep 17 – Dec 11
Cost: $6750 USD
THE PEARL OF AFRICA
The Semester in Development – Uganda hosts cohorts of students from around the world who are looking to truly challenge norms, push boundaries and explore critical global issues, all while developing essential skills and meaningful work experiences. This program is well-suited for those looking to immerse themselves in a vibrant culture while learning what it takes to truly collaborate in our globalized world. As a participant in the Semester in Development, you will meet, interact, and learn from local changemakers, all while living in Kampala, Uganda’s emerging capital city.
How it works:
Our programming is straightforward. We host students in our safe and centrally located guest house in Kampala while they 1) intern with a locally-led organization, 2) take classes and earn transferable credits at Makerere University, and 3) explore Uganda’s stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures.
The program runs for 12 weeks, is available during winter/spring, summer and fall terms, and is open to current students of all backgrounds.
Program participants are hosted in a safe and centrally located housing that is maintained by Insight in the capital city of Uganda
Through Insight's network of partnerships, students will work 4 days a week with an NGO or social enterprise of their choosing
At Makerere University, students will take 2 university accredited courses during the semester with a focus on development and international relations. These credits can transfer to your home university
Insight staff members are present in-country to lead student orientation, run workshops, and provide support to students
Program participants are free to spend their evenings, weekends and the mid-semester reading break however they choose. Go on safari, visit Rwanda, experience gorilla trekking!
Located in the heart of Kampala, Uganda's largest and most active city, program participants will experience firsthand a totally new culture
Get The Details
Download our program guides to learn more about our Uganda program.
A Commitment To Safety & Quality
At Insight, our priority is to create a unique travel program for students that balances risk with positive life-changing experiences. All of our programs undergo a thorough and comprehensive risk assessment before every departure.
Additionally, our onsite staff are experienced travelers, well versed in the intricacies of living and working in developing nations and fully equipped to handle any obstacles that may arise.