• Graduate Student, GRAD
• Open to UW-Madison Physical Therapy students only.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Physical Therapy

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Mid-May - Early June

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Uganda, Kampala
UW Physical Therapy in Uganda

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This intensive program provides UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy students the opportunity to learn about physical therapy needs in Uganda. During the program, you will spend time in Mulago Hospital and surrounding villages. In addition, you will interact with faculty, staff, and students from Makerere University and various non-governmental organizations.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a population of 27.5 million people. Many languages are used in the country, with English as the official language. The program will be based at Makerere University in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, with a population of 1.5 million.

The main campus of Makerere University, one of East and Central Africa's premier institutes of higher learning, can be found in the Makerere Hill area of the City. Makerere University is Uganda's largest university. It was first established as a technical school in 1922, and in 1963 it became the University of East Africa. Today, Makerere University has twenty-two faculties, institutes and schools offering programs for more than 30,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates.

Learning Objectives

IAP has overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Learn about physical therapy needs in Uganda