• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Open to UW-Madison degree seeking students only. 
Students must be enrolled in Nutritional Science 375, Section 002, during fall semester 2019 in order to be eligible to participate in the study abroad component of the program. They will be given permission to enroll in the course once accepted into the Uganda winter program. This course meets Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00.
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Public Health, Agriculture, Nutrition

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Winter Intersession: Late December - Mid-January

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2018-19  4/13/2018
Extended Deadline: 4/27/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Uganda, Multiple
UW Agriculture, Health & Nutrition in Uganda

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The UW Agriculture, Health & Nutrition in Uganda program is offered by the College of Agricultual and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

The Uganda Program is a unique study abroad experience that combines field visits and classroom learning with the study of health and nutrition topics in the developing country of Uganda.

The classroom seminars focus on the broader issues that impact health and nutrition in Uganda including politics, economics, education, history, women’s studies, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.

During the field study, students visit various health care facilities specializing in nutrition rehabilitation, traditional medicine, and HIV/AIDS. This includes both rural and city hospitals, drug dispensaries, and village homes. You will explore the links between agriculture, nutrition and health by visiting agricultural research centers, water treatment centers, NGO’s, the U.S. Embassy, or an orphanage. There are also opportunities to visit cultural areas such as Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Fall National Park, and the source of the Nile River.

Please note: Students are required to enroll in Nutritional Science 375, Section 002 during fall semester of 2017-2018 in order to participate in the January travel portion.  This course meets Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:50.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:

1) Provide a broader perspective on the many agricultural/food, health and nutrition issues faced by billions of people around the world

2) Develop sets of questions that people in developing countries must confront in their daily lives relating to the food they eat and their health and nutrition.  Such as:

What are the common nutritional deficiencies in developing countries? Why do people have vitamin deficiencies? How do politics and economics affect the health of people in developing countries in general and Uganda in particular? How is HIV/AIDS affecting life in Uganda?  Why has Uganda been so successful in its fight against HIV/AIDS? What is the relationship between nutrition and the many infectious diseases confronting people in Uganda – most specifically, the children?

3) Learn more about specific cultural, social and environmental factors that impact people’s health and nutrition. Make strong connections to the relationship between food - how it is grown, stored, and consumed - and health and nutrition.