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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Experiential Learning International 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: African Studies, Education, Pre-Health, Social Policy & Administration Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay
Program Description:



Uganda may well be the friendliest country you will ever visit!  The warmth and hospitality of its people are reknowned.  It's hard to believe given the country's history.  But since 1986, Uganda has been politically stable and has undergone dramatic economic growth.  Still, outside of Kampala, electricity and running water remain a luxury.  ELI bases its programs in Iganga, about three hours east of the capital. The road to Iganga takes you through lush forest reserves, tea plantations and across the Nile River just a short distance from its source in Lake Victoria.  The main highway from Kampala to Nairobi passes through Iganga, giving the false impression that the town itself is teeming with traffic.  But once you leave the highway, cars and trucks are few and far between, and the simplicity of small town Ugandan life surrounds you.


Uganda has much to offer.  Besides the Nile and Lake Victoria, Uganda has a number of world-class national parks and game reserves, savannahs, tall mountains and the breathtaking Murchison Falls.  You're also just a short flight from neighboring Kenya.  If you're looking for a place that is scenic, the people are welcoming, and the need for your help is great, Uganda is the place for you.


ELI offers internship projects in the Iganga district of Uganda. Based in Iganga Town, projects are only 3 hours from the capital, Kampala, and offer the unforgettable experience small-town Ugandan life while learning first hand about day to day concerns in international development.



Uganda has been hit hard by the AIDS epidemic. The countryside is dotted with villages abandoned after the disease raged through, killing many of the adults, but Uganda is seen as a success story in Africa. The prevalence of HIV infection topped out around 15% in the early 1990s and since then the official prevalence rate has dropped to around 6%. Interns with this project will work with social workers, health professionals, and community organizations devoted to providing care and support services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. Interns will accompany social workers on home visits, develop educational programs, assist with the distribution of antiretroviral treatments, and pursue other projects.


HIV is not just a health issue. HIV/AIDS impacts all sectors of social and economic development. The Ugandan government has integrated the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS into the poverty eradication action plan (PEAP) and recognizes that controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS is necessary for strong future economic development in Uganda. Currently, the government is working with NGOs and international organizations to give the Ugandan people universal access to HIV/AIDS services including prevention education, counseling, testing, support services, and treatment. Participating in this project will give interns insight into the fight against AIDS in Africa as well as help interns to understand the human impact of the disease.

Program Includes

* Pre-departure information

* Pick up from the airport in Kampala
* Orientation

* Town tour

* Volunteer Position

* Accommodation

* Breakfast and Dinner each day

*24/7 emergency service


How to Apply  

To apply for this program, please fill out our application online along with a copy of your resume or CV and the $100 application fee. This fee is non-refundable unless we are unable to make a placement for you, we will refund the deposit. You can send your application to us at:


ELI Associates

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