Uganda is a developing country in the heart of Africa. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse and beautiful landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees as well as the big 7 - African lion, African elephant, African leopard, the hippo, cape buffalo, mountain gorilla and the rhino in more than 5 national game parks. It is the source of the River Nile which has well-developed white water rafting. English is widely spoken and it is the language of instruction. The most widely spoken local language in the Ugandan capital Kampala and therefore at Mulago Hospital (where the placement will take place) is Luganda. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) will provide basic Luganda language tuition to the students and accompanying lecturers to facilitate their engagement with the patients and the community.
Mulago Hospital is the country’s national tertiary referral hospital. While in Kampala, students will be accommodated at the Makerere University Guest House which is centrally located at the Makerere University. It is within a reasonable walking distance to MakCHS, Mulago Hospital and cafes. MakCHS will organise transport for students to and from the airport and to move around Kampala.
During this 14 day clinical and public health experience, students will spend time at Mulago Hospital rotating through the maternity unit, and other hospital units - the out-patient clinics and outreach clinics in hospitals outside Kampala. Students will be emersed in the Ugandan culture starting with cultural performance, orientation and interaction with the local students, staff and people.
International Study Experience Details
Length of experience:
Approximately 2 weeks
14 students - 6 Midwifery and 8 Nursing
Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Nursing
Approximately $3,500 - $4,500 including airfare, accommodation and transfers. Personal spending money including food, transport, gifts etc. not included.
Also not included in cost: you will need to allow for money to obtain your passport, visa’s (if applicable) and recommended immunisations.
An ACU Vice Chancellors International Travel Grant of $500 and an OS-HELP Loan is available to eligible students through an application process. Note: Any scholarship and/or grant funding received by students is to be paid towards the cost of the STISE and students are responsible for paying any additional travel costs over and above funding payments received.