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  • Locations: Buhoma Village, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu, Uganda; Butakiba, Uganda; Entebbe, Uganda; Kampala, Uganda; Mbarara, Uganda;
  • Program Terms: Spring Short Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Short Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: DVM Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement
Additional Requirements: Restricted to College of Veterinary Medicine Students Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group
Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
This international faculty-led selective to Uganda will introduce DVM students to global health issues and challenges, allowing students to develop an understanding of key concepts, tools and frameworks essential for continued study in global health. 
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Veterinarians have an increasingly important role to play in addressing the grand global challenges of the 21st century, particularly in areas such as infectious disease control, antimicrobial resistance, food security and global health. Tackling these challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health. This faculty-led selective to Uganda will introduce DVM students to global health issues and challenges. 


Students will develop an understanding of key concepts essential for continued study in global health, and the importance of addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations. The 1 credit selective will involve classroom-based teaching with Ugandan veterinary students, labs, field visits and group assignments, as well as engagement with various Ugandan veterinary and health institutions.

  • Course
    • VMP 991: Global Health: Uganda (1 cr.) 
  • NC State Program Cost
    • $2,500 (see budget sheet for total estimated cost of attendance)
  • Program Dates
    • May 11-19, 2019
    • Check back for 2023 program information. 
  • Locations
    • Butabika, Bwindi, Entebbe, Kampala, and Mbarara, Uganda
  • Contact
    • Andy Stringer BVSc, PhD, MRCVS
      Director of Global Health Education
  • Eligibility
    • Open to PY, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year CVM students
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester

Accommodations will be in hotels or guest lodging at the various sites visited. 


Students must first register for the course through the standard selective registration process in January. Students who successfully secure a space in the selective with then be given access to the study abroad program application in mid- to late January.  The deadline to complete the study abroad application is February 15, 2019. 

This program is considered a low-cost program, as the total estimated expenses are within $1,000 of the cost of attendance at NC State for full-time students. See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimated program cost.

Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office. 

Students participating in this program who wish to be considered for Study Abroad Office scholarships must apply during the Spring Scholarship Cycle. Scholarship applications are due by September 15th. Decisions will be sent out on November 7, 2019.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Contact us at:


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.