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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda; Lugazi, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences Credits: 6 credits
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

UgandaSW

Program Description

Uganda: A Local to Global Experience

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2018. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Uganda: Explore the beauty of the equatorial “Pearl of Africa” and the rich culture of its people through this intensive summer abroad service and community engagement experience in partnership with the grassroots NGO, Youth Focus Africa Foundation (YOFAFO).  Students begin with an in-depth study of the history, politics, geography, environment, and culture of Uganda and surrounding regions to provide a background and context for their in-county exposure.  Students will also build a foundation of cross-cultural humility through self-awareness about how their own cultural values, beliefs, and biases influence the way they interact with diverse others.  The core learning experience will be a three week journey to Uganda, where students will stay on-site in a rural village environment with YOFAFO. Meaningful service will be provided in several rural villages including hands-on activities such as classroom construction, building maintenance, teaching classes and workshops, athletic coaching, and designing extracurricular activities.  Students will also contribute to social, economic, and environmental justice efforts by participating in ongoing community capacity projects such as health outreach, technology and communications development, and sustainable economic development.  Students will explore the natural resources of Eastern Uganda through Safari and Nile River excursions, to learn about local preservation and sustainability efforts. The educational experience will be tailored to meet the learning goals of each individual student.  

Courses

SW 4530 – Uganda in Context (undergraduate) – 3 credits
SW 4531 – Life, Culture, and Change in Rural Uganda (undergraduate) – 3 credits
SW 5530 – Uganda in Context (graduate) – 3 credits
SW 5531 – Life, Culture, and Change in Rural Uganda (graduate) – 3 credits

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 4,943.26

Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 650
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: visa (for US citizens), immunizations, personal expenses, and some meals.

* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Uganda.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $2300.00 01/31/18
2nd Payment $1171.63 02/28/18
Final Payment $1171.63 03/28/18

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 6/8/18 to 6/30/2018.

Pre-Program Meetings

Spring and Summer meetings; dates and times TBD according to participant schedules.

Post-Program Meetings

Dates and times TBD, complete through videoconference. 

Program Leaders

Robert Broce, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
brocers@appstate.edu

Dr. Broce is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Appalachian State University.  He teaches practice with Individuals and Families courses and his research focuses on preventing youth violence.  Dr. Broce has been a clinical social worker since 2000 and he has had a variety of practice experiences including residential and outpatient treatment for mental health and substance use, crisis intervention, and positive youth development programs.  He loves spending time outdoors and traveling with his family of eight, youth in the community, and his students.

Kristin Harmon, LCSW
Lecturer, Department of Social Work
harmonkw@appstate.edu

Mrs. Harmon is a lecturer in the Social Work Department at Appalachian State University. She has been a direct practice social worker for 23 years with experience in healthcare, hospice and mental health. Mrs. Harmon has special interest in helping clients develop healthy lifestyle choices and working with first responders in the community who are dealing with traumatic events. She earned both her BSW and her MSW at Appalachian State and has been a part of this community since moving here in 1978. Mrs. Harmon loves camping, hiking and spending time with her family including two grandchildren.

 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.