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SIT: Uganda, Development Studies
Kampala, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
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Center-based Program, Research
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Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Libby Okihiro
Program Description:

Examine development in theory and practice throughout Uganda, while engaging with current concepts and debates in development studies in the vibrant context of Kampala.

ugandaThis program introduces students to the social, political, economic, and environmental issues of development in Uganda. Students examine development theories from Ugandan perspectives, consider the historical context in which current development is taking place, and experience development in practice through engagement with local projects and practitioners. Students conduct a field-based research project or an in-depth, hands-on practicum with entrepreneurs or with an international or grassroots development agency.

Major topics of study include:

  • Local history and geography, contemporary political developments, and development priorities and approaches
  • Political and security issues, as well as related environmental issues, in the Great Lakes region
  • A comparative look at economic development in Rwanda
  • The uses and abuses of oil as a development strategy
  • Issues of conflict, ecotourism, and conservation

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.