Student Safety in Uganda
Almost half a million tourists visit Uganda annually and more than 2,000 Americans plus many other Westerners live in the country. Statistically, Americans are more likely to be in a car accident or injure themselves at home than they are to be involved in a terrorism incident while spending time in Uganda. The country and people are pro-West and likely know more about American politics than you do!
Uganda Christian University is located in the town of Mukono, an ideal setting 15 miles outside the capital city of Kampala. This removes it from many issues of urban life while providing access to the conveniences of the capital city. Still, negative encounters can occur in any setting. As part of the orientation, students are taught the basic do’s and don’ts of living in Uganda in order to minimize that possibility.
NOTE: All travel plans for USP are subject to change if it is deemed necessary to do so for reasons of safety. The safety of the USP participants and staff is a primary goal and will be taken into consideration using input from governmental and non-governmental experts, as well as people who live in and know the area in question. If travel to a certain region is cancelled, an effort will be made to replace it with other travel opportunities that provide optimal exposure to the history, people and culture of Uganda.