Location: Iganga District - Uganda
Seminar on Globalization: Africa’s Experience in Uganda
This two-week multidisciplinary study abroad course held at Busoga University, Iganga, Uganda. Busoga University is a private (non-profit making) institution founded by the Church of Uganda under the Busoga Diocese. It is located 35km along Jinja-Iganga/Mbale Tororo highway and is situated in the Iganga Christian Missionary Society (CMS) Educational Village. Topics of study include Ugandan history and culture; the impact of globalization on East Africa; economic, social and political issues in contemporary Ugandan society; issues in sustainable agricultural, natural resource, wildlife and environmental management; development through government, faith-based or Non-Government Organizations; and introductory Kisoga language.
Busoga University is in the town of Iganga, about 24 miles east of from well-known source of the Nile and lake Victoria in Jinja. Students will stay at Mums Resort Hotel near Busoga campus, living and studying amongst East African students and professors. Daytime excursions will expose students to schools, social service agencies, farms, businesses, wildlife and various Ugandan institutions.
An on campus introductory session prepares students for the Africa Experience in Uganda. Topics include Ugandan and East African history, culture, geography, politics, literature, wildlife, as well as logistical preparation for study abroad (passport, visa, inoculations, etc…).
Students taking the seminar will earn 3 credits either HSL 325, or HSL 420 or LIBST 331 or EDLD 719 and an attendance certificate for the seminar.
Above all students will learn much in the trip about African hospitality, globalization and the differences in resource utilization and cuisine between their host and home countries. Those who went before admitted the trip had given them an opportunity to learn the lesson of a lifetime, particularly about the things they had taken for granted in the U.S.
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