SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: May 14 - June 30
This program will take students to the upstream countries of the Nile (mainly to Uganda) to experience first-hand the physical and human environments surrounding the sources of the Nile River and along its flow toward Sudan and Egypt. The course will introduce students to the geopolitical contexts of the wrangling surrounding the use and management of the non-renewable natural resource - that water is - in the African Rift Valley.
Through lectures by the UK faculty director, Dr. Awet Weldemichael, and guest lectures by local practitioners and scholars, students will also be exposed to the perspectives and interests of the upstream countries and the dynamics of their relations with the downstream countries as a result. In addition to staying with local host families in Kampala, students will be paired with local students to further explore Uganda langauge and culture.
- Examine the relationship between the management of natural resources and poverty
- Develop an appreciation of the complexity of African resource management and resource conflicts
- Engage with the local community, language and culture through homestay accommodations
and partnerships with local students
- Visit prominent historical and cultural sites in Uganda, engage with parliamentarians, politicians and
professionals working on topics relevant to Nile studies
UK Sponsored programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty. UK credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required
program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings. Students will earn:
HIS 355 (3 hours)
INT 350 (3 hours)
Graduate students may make arrangements with the faculty director
ISP 599 (1 hour)
Contact the program director to learn more about this faculty-led program.
Awet Weldemichael, Ph.D. email@example.com