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SIT Uganda: Development Studies
Kampala, Uganda
Terms: Fall,

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 01-MAR-2016 
Variable 21-AUG-2016 03-DEC-2016
Spring 2017 03-OCT-2016 
Variable 29-JAN-2017 13-MAY-2017
 NOTE: Start and end dates are subject to change. Please consult SIT’s acceptance materials before purchasing airline tickets, completing a visa application, etc.
Fall 2017 01-MAR-2017** Variable TBA TBA
Spring 2018 01-OCT-2017** Variable TBA TBA

** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Study Abroad staff for details.

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Quick Facts:

 Program Types:
Field Study
 Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, International Affairs, Luganda, African Studies
 Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):
 Minimum Class Standing (at program start):
3 - second-semester sophomore
 Course Prerequisite(s):
Background in Development Studies or Related Field
 Open to students from:
 Language(s) of Instruction:
 Additional Opportunities:
Service Learning, Independent Study / Research, Volunteer, Internships

Program Information:


Liza at Big Globe by Liza Hensleigh
  • Study the development of one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, including the impacts of development on Ugandan culture and society

  • Outstanding program for those interested in development studies

  • Learn the Lugandan language

  • Homestay in Kampala and week-long rural visit to Eastern Uganda

  • Educational excursions to Western Uganda, Rwanda, and Eastern Uganda

  • Special 2 week program module on Public Health, Gender and Development, Human Rights or Grassroots Development.

  • Internships available (get approval from your academic department)




  SIT University of Colorado
Course Levels

language course


all other courses



1 credit hour

1 credit hour

Note: credit for the internship will not be granted unless the student has written approval from an academic department at CU Boulder





  • Ben Brown Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students participating on field-based programs in non-traditional locations for a semester or a year. Award amounts can be as high as $5,000 for a semester or $10,000 for a full year. Click here for more information.