The Uganda Studies Program (USP) immerses students in local communities, Ugandan campus life and a broad range of cultures and places within Uganda and Rwanda.
Students choose to live either with a host family for the semester or on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU), an international affiliate member of the CCCU located 15 miles east of the capital city of Kampala. Students forge meaningful relationships with their Ugandan peers, faculty members and host families while exploring issues such as poverty, cultural expressions of Christianity and missions, and the reconciliation between the realities of East Africa and their Christian faith.
Students enrolled in the "social work" emphasis participate in a Master of Social Work-guided junior level or senior level social work practicum (up to 400 practicum hours) at a variety of sites, including Compassion International and locally-founded aid organizations, approved in consultation with the Council in Social Work Education.
"Global health" emphasis students participate in the cross-cultural practicum at a health-related to engage broader issues of international aid, development, and public health.
Other students choose the "general studies" emphasis and select from a variety of UCU electives including languages, health, religions, literature and politics, and may also choose to receive practicum credit through service at cross-cultural practicum sites.