Participant Feedback - Uganda

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    Elephant trying to cool off at Murchison Falls National Park. He was one of the hundreds of animals we were able to see in their natural habitat during our safari.
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    Amber, Porshia, Rebekah, and Jordan pointing to Uganda on the globe at Murchison Falls.
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    Enjoying the views of the Nile River in Jinja before a weekend of craft shopping and white water rafting.
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    Gorgeous sunset on the Nile in Jinja.
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    One of our host sisters teaching us how to wash our laundry for the first time.
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    Jordan, Rebekah, Porshia, and Amber with some of the doctors and nurses at Iganga District Hospital that we were fortunate enough to be able to work with during our medical internship here.
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    Jordan, Rebekah, Porshia, and Amber outside of Iganga District Hospital.
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    Showing some of our school pride – Go Pirates!
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    Porshia and Jordan with some of our fabulous host family!
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    Dr. Waiswa showing Jordan the tools they will be using while she assisted him in a surgery.
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    Porshia and a nursing student taking care of a newly delivered baby
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    Amber and Jordan taking care of twin baby girls that Porshia just helped deliver.
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    Taking a quick break during our exhausting but rewarding hike on Mount Elgon
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    Porshia and Jordan at Sipi Falls enjoying a great weekend hiking and exploring the local area
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    Porshia and Jordan with some of our host family wearing our host mom’s traditional wear
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    Porshia and Jordan riding a camel at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe

    Michael

     

    ELI's Uganda coordinator sends his greetings

    Cost & Details

     

    Length
    of Program
    Volunteer
    Programs
    Medical
    Programs
    Wildlife
    Program Fee
    2 Weeks US $395 US $590 N/A
    3 Weeks US $487 US $660 N/A
    4 Weeks US $534 US $730 US $1595
    5 Weeks US $661 US $805 US $1845
    6 Weeks US $748 US $880 US $2095
    7 Weeks US $835 US $955 US $2345
    8 Weeks US $922 US $1030 US $2595
    9 Weeks US $1009 US $1105 US $2845
    10 Weeks US $1096 US $1180 US $3095
    11 Weeks US $1183 US $1255 US $3345
    12 Weeks US $1270 US $1330 US $3595

    Application Fee: $200
    The application fee is a separate administrative charge for all programs. It does not apply to the program fee. (Please see our application fee refund policy here)

    Programs require at least a two week commitment with a 6 month maximum. Each additional 2 weeks cost $140.

    Program Fee Includes:

    *Airport Pickup in Entebbe
    *Accommodation
    *Orientation Upon Arrival
    *Volunteer Work Placement
    *In-country coordinator available 24/7

    Program Fee Does Not Include:

    *Round-trip Airfare
    *Return Trip to Airport 
    *Required Travel and Medical Insurance
    *Visa Fees

    Accommodations:

    Volunteers in Uganda stay with local host families. ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience. All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English. Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock). Bathrooms are shared with the host family. Please note that bathroom facilities are going to be very basic. Participants will need to be prepared to use pit toilets and take bucket baths. Participants will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

    Arrival Dates:

    ELI's Uganda volunteers fly into Entebbe International Airport, located approximately 40 minutes from Kampala.  While there are not set arrival dates in Uganda, the airport is 3 hours from Iganga, and we may request participants to attempt to time their arrival dates to coordinate airport pickups efficiently.

    Travel Insurance:

    Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

    All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

    Apply Now

    After you fill out the application form on our website, our application advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.  We have set up a checklist for you see exactly what steps you need to take to go abroad with ELI.

     

    Uganda Medical Program Videos

    Wondering what it's like in Uganda? What can you see and do? Take a look at this beautiful video below from our great group from the University of Montana!

    Global Grizzlies 2018 from Reece Brandon on Vimeo.

     Reece from the Montana group also made a short film about healthcare issues in Uganda. A great intro for anyone wanting to go on our medical program.

    Busawo / Health from Reece Brandon on Vimeo.

     

    Here are more insights from a former medical/public health intern

    Details

     

    Program Fee Includes:

    *Airport Pickup in Entebbe
    *Accommodation
    *Orientation Upon Arrival
    *Volunteer Work Placement
    *In-country coordinator available 24/7

    Program Fee Does Not Include:

    *Round-trip Airfare
    *Return Trip to Airport 
    *Required Travel and Medical Insurance
    *Visa Fees

    Accommodations:

    Volunteers in Uganda stay with local host families. ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience. All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English. Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock). Bathrooms are shared with the host family. Please note that bathroom facilities are going to be very basic. Participants will need to be prepared to use pit toilets and take bucket baths. Participants will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

    Arrival Dates:

    ELI's Uganda volunteers fly into Entebbe International Airport, located approximately 40 minutes from Kampala.  While there are not set arrival dates in Uganda, the airport is 3 hours from Iganga, and we may request participants to attempt to time their arrival dates to coordinate airport pickups efficiently.

    Travel Insurance:

    Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

    All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

    Apply Now

    After you fill out the application form on our website, our application advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.  We have set up a checklist for you see exactly what steps you need to take to go abroad with ELI.

     

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