Saturday, 31 January 2015

Uganda is...Thoughts from Current Students

"Uganda has the most beautiful mornings." 

On the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake by area can be found in Uganda. Many people believe that this is the source of the Nile River, which also runs through Uganda. 

"Uganda is full of lush & verdant landscapes."

"Uganda is filled with wonderful, welcoming & loving people."

A typical roadside, with many shops.
Dubbed the "Pearl of Africa" by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda is a land of vast and varied landscapes, from Savannah grasslands to snow-capped mountains.  Its people are just as varied, with Uganda being home to over 50 different tribes.

The view over Mukono town.

"Uganda is relaxation and tea time." 

"Uganda is a place that values embracing presence with others." 

Since Uganda Christian University is located on Monkey Hill, the campus is always full of these cute little guys. 

"Uganda has quickly become home." 

View from one of the UCU dorms.

"Uganda is a very green, beautiful country full of welcoming & kind people that embrace the art of being fully present."

"Uganda is calm."

The beautiful red dirt roads of Uganda.

"Uganda is challenging, yet so enriching in my personal growth."

**Pictures by USP Alumni: Jake Bowdoin, Kalyn Lantz & Julia Yoder

Friday, 23 January 2015

Welcome to Spring 2015 - It's Homestay Time!

The semester is well underway with all of our students adjusting to new homes, dorms, classes, food and the hot weather. Every student that studies with USP can choose their living situation for the semester. We have two different options: Dorms on the Uganda Christian University campus or Homestays within Mukono.  Even for those students who choose to live on campus, there is a 2 week Mukono homestay, so that every student by the end of their time with USP has lived with a Ugandan family and feels like they have a home here in Uganda.

Homestay Drop-Offs & Meeting the Host Families
Loading up to move into their homestays!
Meeting Host Moms

Family Walk 

Hugs & smiles all around...

We are excited for a fun and fruitful Spring 2015 Semester!