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Uganda Field School

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CFCS and Psychiatric Nursing students can study in Uganda in Summer 2020!

Earn six Douglas College credits in only 7 weeks' time:

  • CFCS 3900: Perspectives in International and Community Development
  • DACS 2440: Service-Learning

Program Schedule*

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Spend 2 weeks here, and 5 weeks in Uganda!

  • April 27 – Two weeks of classes start at Douglas College
  • May 9 – Group departure to Uganda
  • May 11 – Arrive in Masaka, Uganda
  • June 17 – Service-Learning begins at various front-line service organizations
  • June 18 and 19 – Travel to and stay in Entebbe, Uganda for debriefing
  • June 20 – Program ends.  Return home, or start personal travel.

*subject to change

Program Fee:  $3,000

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Includes:

  • group airport transfer upon arrival in Uganda
  • all accommodations (shared)
  • all breakfasts and dinners, except when staying at Banana Village Eco Resort (3 nights)
  • return transportation to service learning site, Monday - Friday

Excludes:

  • passport application*
  • Uganda visa application
  • tuition and other Douglas College student fees**
  • mandatory vaccinations and/or medicines
  • airfare
  • mandatory travel medical insurance
  • airport transfers in Vancouver
  • all lunches and meals during 3-night stay at Banana Village
  • cell phone service plan
  • personal spending

*Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months after you return to Canada.  For example, if you plan to come home on July 1, 2020, your passport needs to be valid at least until January 1, 2021.
**Subsidies available through the Uganda Endowment Fund.

Program Application

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    Deadlines

    • Application:  Friday, November 29
    • Flight booking and payment:  soon after application deadline.  Accepted applicants will be notified.
    • Program Fee and Tuition Fee payment: Tuesday, April 14

    uganda-circletimeInternational Programs Awards/Scholarships

    • Douglas College students may be eligible for a $750 to $2,000 award/scholarship!
    • A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA is required
    • Application form coming soon!  Contact global@douglascollege.ca to be put on the notification list.
    • Scholarship application deadline:  Thursday, January 31 

    U-Pass BC Program

    Please note that students registered in field school courses will be opted out of the U-Pass BC Program for the Summer 2020 semester.

    Contact Us

    Colleen Reid, Therapeutic Recreation Faculty
    Roxanne Quinn, Psychiatric Nursing Faculty
    Karen Ng, Global Engagement, Douglas College International, Room S2805, New Westminster Campus, 604-527-5844

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:

    November 29, 2019