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Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program (GSSAP)
Gulu, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Field of Study:
Anthropology, Religious Studies
Language of Instruction:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language Prerequisite:
Course Prerequisite:
Hotel Program Type: Faculty-Directed
Open to non-UTK Students: Yes
Program Description:

Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program (GSSAP)

Have you ever wanted to work with children using dance as a form of therapy?  Shadow an African politician?  Help local cultural leaders implement programs for peace? If so, then GSSAP is perfect for you.  Students from any major are invited to apply to earn 6 credits while studying post-conflict reconstruction and volunteering in a local organization in Gulu, Uganda in East Africa. You will have the opportunity to engage in international service learning - combining academics with internships in order to learn while providing assistance to individuals and groups who have been prominent figures in peacebulding.

Uganda Justice

Program Location

Uganda is a land-locked country in East Africa with a population of approximately 33,000,000.  Gulu (pop. 150,000) is the largest city in Northern Uganda, an area that is recovering from a 21 year conflict.  Today, Northern Uganda is a peaceful region that is developing at an astonishing rate.

Uganda Map


Students will receive 3 credits in Anthropology 491: Conflict and Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda and 3 credits in Religious Studies 492: International Service Learning in Northern Uganda.

Uganda Group


Students will be housed in hotels in Gulu and Kampala.  Breakfast will be provided each day.


Please see budget sheet at top of page.

Faculty Contacts

Dr. Rosalind Hackett

Dr. Tricia Hepner

This program is currently not accepting applications.

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