Sustainable Development in Africa: Study Abroad in Uganda
Instructors: Jimmy Senteza, Glenn McKnight, Natalie Adkins
This three-week travel seminar focuses on human rights, democracy, entrepreneurship, education, tourism, health care and business practices through the lens of a Drake study trip to Uganda. Dr. Jimmy Senteza, one of the lead professors for the trip, grew up in Uganda, and has used his connections there to create a course which exposes students to life-changing learning experiences in a developing country. Dr. Glenn McKnight, another lead professor for this course, completed part of his doctoral dissertation in Uganda, and has bridged connections with the Makerere Institute of Social Research, giving students on this trip opportunities to interact with influential figures in Ugandan government. Students on the trip also do work with a school for children with special needs, meet with business professionals, go on a safari tour, and take a tour of rural agriculture.
Please e-mail any of the trip instructors for details about the study trip in Uganda.
Egypt: From the Great Pyramids to Tahrir Square
Instructor: Mahmoud Hamad
HONR 069 & HONR 75
3 credits (each course number)
This three-week course focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern politics, culture, and religion. Travel destinations for this trip include Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, the Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan. Visits include the mighty Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the Biblioteca Alexandria, the Valley of the Kings, the White Desert and Cairo University, among other historical, educational and touristic attractions. Participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from Egyptian university faculty, public officials and political leaders. Students will also interact with Egyptian university students, as well as members of the Egyptial general public.