The Cross-Cultural Practicum is a 3-credit course that focuses on increasing cross-cultural competency through active service learning and integration into a Ugandan community. This course seeks to expose students to a wide variety of perspectives and practices in cross-cultural service here in Uganda, as each student seeks to understand his/her own unique vocation in a global context.
USP has developed partnerships with service organizations in the community that provide excellent learning environments for students. An identified field supervisor at each site oversees the day-to-day activities and ensures that the specific, agreed-upon learning goals are being accomplished throughout the semester. Partner organizations include children’s homes, schools, child-sponsorship programs, community-based organizations, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and more. Find out more about the Cross-Cultural Practicum Opportunities.
Students are expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours at an approved practicum location, to engage in their respective living context communities (either local neighborhoods or the UCU campus), and interact with guest speakers, site visits and travel in Uganda.
If a student desires to make their practicum experience a larger part of their time in Uganda, there is an option to increase the hours at a practicum site. With each 40-hour increase, another credit will be granted. Students who need their practicum to meet specific requirements regarding activities, supervision, or other characteristics should email [email protected].