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Faculty-Led: Environmental and Systems Nutrition
Buhoma, Uganda; Kampala, Uganda; Rubanda, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Intersession 2019 01/25/2019 ** 05/15/2019 05/31/2019

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
Environmental and Systems Nutrition
Kampala, Rubanda, & Buhoma, Uganda

Professor Name: Dr. David Sharp
Students at the Uganda Equator

Total Estimated Cost: $4500 plus tuition and personal expenses such as souvenirs, airport snacks, and non-water beverages.
Total cost including tuition for in-state students: $6000 for non-tuition guarantee cohort undergraduates and $6100 for non-tuition guarantee cohort graduates.
Total cost including tuition for out-of-state students: $7000 for non-tuition guarantee cohort Undergraduates and $7100 for non-tuition guarantee cohort Graduates.  See for current tuition rates

Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, NUTR 23511 pre-requisite, In Good Standing,
Course and Credits: NUTR 5/41095 (3 credits)
Program dates: Tentatively May 15-31, 2019
Application deadline: December 1st, Applications will be received after that pending available space

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Course Name and CRN: There is an undergraduate and a graduate section offered.
NUTR 41095: Special Topics in Nutrition; Environmental and Systems Nutrition (3 credits)
NUTR 51095: Special Topics in Nutrition; Environmental and Systems Nutrition (3 credits)

Location(s): Uganda

Course Description: This course provides a comparative analysis of the Public Policies, Regulations, Sustainability, and Promotion of Health between Uganda and the United States as they relate to Nutrition and Nutrition Interventions

KSU Sponsoring College: Education, Health, and Human Services

Brief description of the program: This is a 14-day trip to Uganda to explore Nutrition and Nutrition related interventions, such as food security, Non-Profit services, local food systems, and sustainability.


When:  May 15th-May 30th, 2019

Program highlights/ Itinerary: Travel to Kampala, then to Mburo, Lake Bunyoni, Rubanda, Buhoma, and Fort Portal. Meet with local residents, college students, elementary school students and teachers, non-profit organizers, physicians, and nutrition facilitators. Visit sites including Mburo nature preserve, Lake Bunyoni, and Rubanda Solidarity School, Mwana Mugimu, Queen Elizabeth park.


Requirements: Overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Exceptions may be made with permission from instructor.
Pre-requisites: NUTR 23511
Maximum capacity: 11 students

All lodging and all meals in Uganda are included in the program fees, as is ground transportation, tour guide fees, admission to all sites and parks. Water will be provided and there will be some opportunity to purchase non-water (Soda, Juice) drinks and additional snacks as we travel. Students are invited to bring money for airport food, souvenirs, and any additional snacks or drinks they desire.


Detailed cost breakdown:
Tuition: $1368 Ohio Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Undergraduate; $2454 Non-Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Undergraduate
    $1515 Ohio Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Graduate; $2643 Non-Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Graduate
Office of Global Education Application fee: $60Students in front of giraffes
OGE Health Insurance: $30
Program fees: $2992
All lodging
All meals
Tour Guides and Entry fees
Ground transportation
Flight: Approximately $1500
Total Estimated Cost:
$6000 Ohio Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Undergraduate
$7086 Non-Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Undergraduate
$6147 Ohio Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Graduate
$7275 Non-Resident non-tuition guarantee cohort Graduate

Does not include personal expenses (airport food, souvenirs, non-water beverages) and immunizations.

Payment Instructions: if applicable (e.g. “Please submit all deposits and payments through the following cashnet site.”)

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education:


If you enroll in this course, please make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments. Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time. Plan accordingly.

Yellow Fever vaccination is a requirement for traveling to Uganda with this program.  Please contact Dr. Sharp concerning this vaccine and its availability. 

Application deadline: December 1st
Payment deadline: First payment due November 1st
Withdrawal deadline: December 30th


Faculty name and contact info:
David Sharp
Phone: 330-672-9079
Office location on campus: 136 Nixson Hall
Brief Bio: Assistant Professor of Nutrition. Dr Sharp earned his Ph.D. in Community Nutrition with minors in Psychology and Marketing from Cornell University in 2015. His research focuses on the internal and external factors that shape consumption behavior in humans.

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