Uganda

Uganda Studies Program

Program Overview
In conjunction with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, George Fox students can participate in the Uganda Studies Program (USP). Students will study with African students at Uganda Christian University in Kampala.

Course Content
The program is comprised of one experiential course designed especially for USP students, Faith and Practice in the Ugandan Context, two or three flexible core classroom courses, and up to two electives chosen from Uganda Christian University's Honours College. Typically, students attend lectures once a week and then meet with their tutors for further discussion.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:

George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
Uganda Studies Program application (to be completed online here).
*The USP application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Credits
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating at the USP, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take 16 credit hours. Students will be required to submit a two-page summary of their experience to the director of overseas study upon their return.

Housing
Students will live at the four small dormitories of the Honours College and share their lives with about 40 of the university's scholarship students. Each dorm room will house two students in clean but modest accommodations, with common bathroom and shower facilities.

Costs
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the Uganda Studies Program.  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu

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