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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Serracin, Mercedes Program Director: Millman, Suzanne, Rumbeiha, Wilson
Housing Options: Dormitory, Hotel/Tourist Lodging, Other Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English, Swahili
Online Course Catalog Available: No ISU Course: VDPAM 496
Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
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One Health Uganda: Human, Livestock, & Wildlife Interface

Trip dates: July 3-16 (Blocks 9-10)

"One Health Uganda: Human, Livestock, & Wildlife interface" (VDPAM 496 UG) is a unique course that will expose and educate students about "One Health" issues in the context of human, livestock & wildlife interface in communities living within and areas surrounding wildlife conservation areas of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) and Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP) in Western Uganda. Some of these are zoonotic diseases transmitted between animals and people and vice versa. There are also non-cummunicable environmental diseases stemming from mining activities in the area. Students will receive instruction from experts at Makerere University, the local Food and Agricultural Organization and USAID staff, and from the faculty of record from ISU while in the field. Because one of the objectives is to expose students to international cultural experiences, students will also be immersed in rich African cultural activities. This unique course will help create a cadre of future veterinarians that is globally aware and comfortable in multinational and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Estimated Costs: $5500 - Includes international airfare ($2800, if less, adjust), all group meals, lodging, in-country transportation, park entry fees, materials, and guide fees. Tuition and fees: $3013

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Day 1 (Mon):  Depart U.S.
Day 2 (Tues):   Arrive Entebbe International Airport
Depending on time, eat dinner or sleep
Lodging:  Wildlife Education Facility in Entebbe
Day 3 (Wed):  Tour of Wildlife Education Facility
                        Lectures with Facility staff
                        Rest time
                        Animal welfare discussion
                        Cultural discussion
                                    Lodging: Wildlife Education Facility in Entebbe
Day 4 (Thurs):             Depart Entebbe for Lake Mburo
                        Drive on to Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP)
Equator stop for pictures
                        Get settled in tents, rest, hike up to view point
                        Boat ride on Lake Mburo
                        Dinner and itinerary review at Lake Mburo Cafeteria
                                    Lodging: Lake Mburo tents
Day 5 (Fri):      Early morning game walk
Lunch at Lake Mburo cafeteria
Free time
Lecture time with Dr. Ludwig
Dinner at Lake Mburo cafeteria
                        Lodging: Lake Mburo tents
Day 6 (Sat):     Leave LMNP
                        Visit Nshara Ranch and talk with ranchers about living next to LMNP
Lunch at Igongo Restaurant and Museum
                        Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
                        Enter the park, drive to Mweya guest houses, settle in and rest
                        Early evening boat ride
                        Dinner at canteen
                                    Lodging: Mweya guest houses
Day 7 (Sun):     Early morning game drive
                        Breakfast at canteen
                        Pack up for Marafiki
                        Visit cattle owner and talk about lions/fencing/etc.
                        Drive to Marafiki
                        Rest/Reflection time
                        Dinner at Marafiki
                                    Lodging: Marafiki
Day 8 (Mon):   Ludwig activities
                        Ludwig activities
                                    Lodging: Marafiki
Day 9 (Tues):   Ludwig activities
                        Ludwig activities
                                    Lodging: Marafiki
Day 10 (Wed): Drive to local village where women make handicrafts
                        Talk with women about their lives/customs
                        Tour the huts
                        Lecture/Reflection time
                                    Lodging: Local village huts
Day 11 (Thurs): Drive to Kampala via Fort Portal
                        Lunch in Fort Portal
                        Arrive to Kampala and settle in at Grand Global
                        Dinner at Grand Global
                                    Lodging: Grand Global Hotel
Day 12 (Fri): Tour Makerere University vet school
                        Spend time with students
                        Lunch at Makerere guest house (with students)
                        Meet with FAO (Dr. Okori)
                        Rest and pack at Grand Global
                        Dinner and Cultural Gala
                                    Lodging: Grand Global Hotel
Day 13 (Sat):   Depart for U.S.
Day 14 (Sun):   Arrive in U.S.


This program is currently not accepting applications.