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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Apartment
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Engineering & Math
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) Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now"
Program Description:
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Hopkins Intersession:
Engineering and Health Care Needs in Uganda

Uganda BME UCI

This three-week intersession course exposes Hopkins Engineering students to an extended clinical immersion experience in a low resource healthcare setting. Students will work in teams with Ugandan engineering students to develop a list of health care needs in Uganda. Students will have the opportunity to observe medical procedures, diagnostic testing, patient management and treatment planning. These unique immersion experiences will include the opportunity to visit Radiology, Neonatal, Pathology, Oncology, Plastic Uganda TreesSurgery, and Virology clinics and departments. Students will visit CAMTech (Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology) to meet with students and fellows who are working on relevant, pressing health care issues to develop affordable solutions. They will visit a rehabilitation center and a rural clinic, interacting with the professionals who help patients every day. Interested students may continue to work on a follow-up design project which solves a significant problem during the spring semester.

Program Dates
Jan 2 - Jan 25, 2020

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

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

Info Session
Monday, September 16th
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Levering Conference Rm A (under Glass Pavilion)


Kampala, Uganda, with an excursion to Lake Mburo National Park.

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Areas of Study

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering (all fields)

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  • Open to all Engineering majors
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Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 graded EQ credits for the course:
EN.580.306 Engineering and Health Care Needs in Uganda
Uganda BME Class
This course will be co-taught by Dr. Eileen Haase, Associate Teaching Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Samson Jarso, Founder of the Andromeda Institute for Innovation and Implementation Science in Washington D.C. Drs. Haase and Jarso both served as Fulbright Scholars to Uganda in 2019.

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$5,860. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, excursions, some 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
Clark Scholars who apply to the above scholarship will be eligible for additional funding.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships (for Pell Grant recipients): Oct 1 Deadline

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HousingUganda Lake Mburo Giraffe

The program begins in Baltimore where the students will spend the night at the Hostelling International (HI) Baltimore Hostel before flying as a group to Uganda.

In Kampala students will stay in shared rooms at a hotel, with access to laundry, WiFi, and a daily breakfast.

The group will also spend two nights at the Mihingo Lodge at Lake Mburo National Park.

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Click the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page to start the application process.

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More Information


This program is currently not accepting applications.