About the program

Join one of the premier universities in East Africa for the fall or spring semester to study and live alongside Ugandans and other students from the continent. Through classes, internships, and living with Ugandan families or peers, USP@UCU provides opportunities for students to authentically engage people, culture, and contemporary realities in Uganda in ways that challenge them to be active participants in Christ’s claim on all aspects of life. 

Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Uganda Christian University is situated in the bustling town of Mukono that will quickly become home. Along with trips throughout Uganda, students also participate on a 10-day study tour to neighboring Rwanda.

Students in the Uganda Studies Program at UCU choose from one of the following academic emphases (all offered both fall and spring semesters):

Social Work Emphasis (SWE) 

Global Health Emphasis (GHE) 

Interdisciplinary Emphasis (IE)


What our alumni say

“Studying in Uganda gave me perspective that has carried over beyond my semester abroad and changed the way I think in my everyday life."

— Andi Haskins, Messiah University

"Reflecting on studying abroad in Uganda, I am grateful for how it shaped me, helped me in my journey to medical school, and will continue to inform my education and future medical practice."

— Ben Hull, Westmont College
“In both my Mukono and Serere family I was called daughter. I had hearty meals and conversations that often left my heart fuller than my stomach ever could be.”

— Lauren Hemenover, Asbury University

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