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Uganda: Development Studies

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Kampala, Uganda


Through SIT courses and an independent study project, students explore broad issues related to Uganda’s rapid social and economic development. The program also facilitates deeper understanding of public health, grassroots development, and gender issues at a variety of organizations or academic departments at Makerere University.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Luganda

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students take an intensive Luganda language course during the program.


Homestays and hotels/hostels
Meals included

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $23,262

Billed by Northwestern: $19,810

  • Tuition: $14,800
  • Room & board: $2,450
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $3,452

  • Airfare: $2,120
  • Local travel: $150
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $800
  • Visa: $130
  • HTH: $152

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid for study abroad is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.