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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/02/2018 07/15/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Serracin, Mercedes Program Director: 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 2-15 (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: $7270 - Includes international airfare ($2400, if less, adjust), all group meals, lodging, in-country transportation, park entry fees, materials, and guide fees. Tuition and fees: $3144

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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: Sunset Hotel in Entebbe
Day 3 (Wed): Morning to sleep and rest
Afternoon tour of Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC). Lectures with Facility staff. Animal welfare discussion, One Health discussion. Lodging: Sunset Hotel in Entebbe
Day 4 (Thurs): Visit NADDC: National Animal Disease Diagnostic Center
Depart Entebbe for Lake Mburo Area. Equator stop for pictures. Arrive in Mbarara. Meet with Health Officials. Dinner and itinerary review.
Lodging: Mbarara.
Day 5 (Fri): Full day visit to Lake Mburo National Park. Lunch at Lake Mburo cafeteria
Lodging: Mbarara.
Day 6 (Sat): Visit Nshara Ranch and talk with ranchers about living next to LMNP. Lunch at Igongo Restaurant and Museum. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park area (QENP). Work with NADDC.
Lodging: Njovu Park Lodge at Kabanyolo gate
Day 7 (Sun): Livestock Activities in the Community - QENP area.
Lodging: Njovu Park Lodge at Kabanyolo Gate. Work with NADDC.
Day 8 (Mon): Full day visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lodging: Njovu Park Lodge at Kabanyolo Gate.
Day 9 (Tues): Meet with the Ministry of Health – Activities. Visit Kasese: talk to the women about their handcrafts, their lives and their customs. Tour the huts, shop and relax. Visit Hamukungu Environmental Pollution Site. Dinner
Lodging: Njovu Park Lodge at Kabanyolo Gate.
Day 10 (Wed): ): Full day visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lodging: Njovu Park Lodge at Kabanyolo Gate
Day 11 (Thurs): Drive to Kampala via Fort Portal Lunch in Fort Portal. Arrive in Kampala and settle in at Grand Global Hotel. Dinner at Café Java, Kampala
Lodging: Grand Global Hotel
Day 12 (Fri): AM One Health Roundup by Dr. Ejobi. Tour Makerere University Vet School Spend time with students.  Lunch at Makerere guest house (with students). PM Visit other places of interest and/or shopping in Kampala. Rest and pack at Grand Global. Dinner and Cultural Gala
Lodging: Grand Global Hotel
Day 13 (Sat): AM Shopping and/or places of interest. Lunch in Kampala. 2 PM Depart Kampala for Entebbe on to U.S.
Day 14 (Sun): Arrive in U.S.