Published: Feb. 12, 2018

Program Features

  • Spend your summer connecting with four communities in Uganda and Rwanda working on innovative solutions to eradicate poverty
  • See where conservation and poverty intersect in the region that is home to the rare Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda
  • Explore rural Uganda and engage with the Women’s Association as a community is activated at Entusi Research and Retreat Center
  • Immerse yourself in social impact research as the Global Livingston Institute engages the private sector in a series of pilot projects in East Africa

The overarching learning objective is to bring a set of policy and practice issues to life in an applied setting. Students will achieve this by accessing a range of relevant stakeholders and agencies in action. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a series of dialogues, conversations, and interactions with the grassroots leaders of several distinct communities, government officials, entrepreneurs, university professors, public sector agencies, and many others throughout East Africa. We hope that these conversations will prepare students to think globally and act locally.

During their time in East Africa, students will travel to a both Uganda and Rwanda and visit places like Kampala, Kabale, Lake Bunyonyi, Musanze, and Kigali. These sites are specifically selected to highlight the distinct challenges for and successes by urban and rural communities in the developing world.


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