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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Description:

Overview

FLP Uganda BrochureStudents will be introduced to Ugandan social entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries that have developed new, locally focused, and solutions-oriented methods to solving social problems. Students will develop an understanding of working within a culture and context that is not their own, taking into consideration the historical, political, cultural, and economic forces that affect the way societies operate.

Hands-on work will focus on TERREWODE, a grassroots, women's health and rights organization fighting to end obstetric fistula in Uganda. Students will work on a variety of projects that meet TERREWODE's needs while at the same time fitting their professional interests and goals.

Project priorities include:
  • Working with TERREWODE to strengthen their existing business model by diversifying revenue streams and setting up income-generating activities to support their Social Reintegration Center.
  • Developing a comprehensive Brand Manual and Marketing Guide for TERREWODE.
  • Developing business plans for identified TERREWODE projects.
  • Developing marketing, branding, and packaging of fistula survivors' handicrafts and exploring new distribution channels and secondary markets.
  • Providing curriculum for business skill workshops for female entrepreneurs and developing a structure with TERREWODE to support women's solidarity groups with initial start-up capital and microloans.
  • Developing solutions for women living with obstetric fistula by working with local businesses to develop locally sourced, reusable diapers and creating a business model to support this effort.
  • Increasing TERREWODE's capacity in preventing fistula through running teen Changemakers program in which OSU students work with Local teens on projects and provide mentorship.
Students will also research and visit other socially minded businesses in Uganda and gain a better understanding of social business models.

Students will stay in Guest Houses operated by TERREWODE.

To wrap up their time abroad, students will take a 2-day safari at one of the national parks in Uganda to see and experience the beautiful wildlife and countryside.

For a glimpse into last year's program, please check out this wonderful video created by a recent participant:




 
 

Areas of Study

Student will enroll in

BA 199: Social Entrepreneurship in Uganda (4-6 credits)
or
BA 407: Social Entrepreneurship in Uganda (4-6 credits)

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the field of social entrepreneurship;
  2. Develop an increased awareness of the complexity of global, social, and environmental issues and how those issues can create entrepreneurial opportunities;
  3. Explore the best practices, successes and failures, opportunities and constraints in the field of social entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices on a global scale;
  4. Develop a core understanding of the tools and conceptual framework of sound business practices to allow them to evaluate entrepreneurial business opportunities in the social sector and with respect to sustainable business strategies;
  5. Explain non-traditional financing mechanisms used within the field of social entrepreneurship to allow students to become knowledgeable about alternative funding practices;
  6. Articulate alternative perspectives on the opportunities for students to leverage business education to impact the social sector; and
  7. Think critically on the way historical, political, cultural, and economic factors affect the way societies operate, impact economic development, and present challenges when trying to develop and implement sustainable solutions to pressing social problems.
 

Requirements

This Program is designed for all students interested in gaining knowledge in social entrepreneurship through experiential learning in Uganda.

Physical requirements include:
  • In good health; vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis required
  • Extensive walking but accommodations can be made
 

Cost Estimates

Program Cost Estimates

Program Fee $2,100
Tuition* [4 or 6 COB undergraduate credits] $884 or $1,326 
Housing Included in Program Fee
Meals $80 (estimate only)
Accident & Sickness Insurance $50 (approximate)
International Airfare $1,650 (estimate only)
Passport $135
Visa or Entry/Exit Tax $50
Books & Supplies $0
Local Transportation & Misc. Expenses $200
Total Estimated Expenses $5,449 - $5,891
 

Additional Info

The Program Leaders are Amy Neuman, Lauren Caruso, and Marcella Flores.
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.