Informational Meeting: Monday, October 26, 5pm in 202 Science II
This study abroad program will be a service learning trip to Uganda over Spring Break 2016 focused on agroforestry. ISU and the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods have been invested in improving the food security and quality of life for people in the Kamuli District of Uganda for the last 10 years. This spring break study abroad program will offer students the opportunity to become familiar with the ISU programs and enable students to directly contribute to improving the quality of life of the people of Kamuli, particularly the children. Students will spend several days working at a primary school in the Kamuli District to establish a tree nursery and woodlot. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Murchison Falls National Park and visit the source of the Nile River.
Preference will be given to undergraduate students in CALS. You must be able to walk continuously for 5 miles on un-even terrain. You must be willing and able to live in basic conditions with minimal modern conveniences and no internet access.
NREM 496, 2 credits for Spring 2016
Dr. Richard Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
, Dr. Julie Blanchong email@example.com
Approximately $3600.00 (includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, in-country support and supplies, entrance fees, most meals, CISI health and emergency insurance).
Out of Pocket:
$100 for a Ugandan visa upon arrival at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, $200 for incidentals (snacks, souvenirs, a few meals on own); vaccinations/medications for travel to Uganda - cost varies regarding to personal needs and health insurance policy; $145 passport and photos; $10 application fee.
If you are a first time traveler in CALS, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed.