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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Guest House, Homestay
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Health & Medicine, Social Sciences
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (total for up to 3 intersession apps submitted)
Program Description:
Location | Areas of Study | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Intersession in Uganda:
Public Health

Uganda - Jinja 2019

"The three weeks spent with my Johns Hopkins peers, as well as the group of Ugandan students from the Makerere University School of Public Health not only exceeded my expectations, but also widened my global perspective as a scholar and reaffirmed the motivations behind my future aspirations."

-Grace Kwak, Public Health majorLake Mburo Giraffe

Explore the health and education programs serving Ugandan children through this intersession abroad course. JHU students will be paired with students from Uganda’s Makarere University for a unique peer-to-peer learning experience. Students will learn about the strengths and challenges faced by urban and rural child health and education initiatives in Uganda.

Jan 4 - Jan 26, 2020

Intersession Abroad Fair
A great opportunity to meet program alumni and have your questions answered in person.

Thursday, September 11th
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby

Online Info Session
Monday, September 16th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Watch webinar recording here


Kampala and Rakai, Uganda

After an orientation in Kampala, students will spend a week in a homestay near the Rakai Health Sciences Program, where they will focus on health and education in rural Uganda; then spend time in an urban setting in Kampala, the country’s capital, for hospital and school tours, guest lectures and student-driven site visits. The course will also incorporate a safari experience at Lake Mburo National Park.

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Areas of Study

  • Public Health

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  • Open to all majorsUganda - Health Wall students
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Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 graded Social Sciences (S) credits for the course:
AS.280.210 Uganda: Childhood, Health and Disease

This class fulfills the Applied Experience requirement for Public Health Studies majors.

This course will be taught by Dr. Mieka Smart, Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health at Michigan State University, and faculty from Makerere University's School of Public Health in Kampala. This will be Dr. Smart's seventh year leading the Uganda intersession program.

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$5,435. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, excursions, all meals, the required immunizations (Yellow Fever vaccination, anti-malarials, and antibiotics), the Uganda visa, and international health insurance.

Scholarship Opportunities
Hopkins Intersession Scholarships: Oct 2 Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships (for Pell Grant recipients): Oct 1 Deadline

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The program begins in Baltimore where the students will spend the night at the Hostelling International Baltimore Hostel. In Kampala students will stay at the Ndere Cultural Center. Students will spend a week living with a host family in the rural village of Rakai. The group will also spend one night at Lake Mburo National Park.Uganda - Hospital

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More Information


This program is currently not accepting applications.