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  • Locations: Kabingo, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 01/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/01/2019 03/09/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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UCIE Program Coordinator: Joy Wanderi Program: Other
Supporting Department: Engineering and Computer Science Payment Value 1: 0
Program Description:
 

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Program Description:


Engineers Without Borders is planning a spring break 2019 assessment trip (3-4 students) to Kabingo, Uganda with the Greater Cincinnati Engineers Without Borders (the regional professional engineers) and then the implementation trip for two weeks in July 2019 
 
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About the Faculty Program Advisors:




 
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Meals and Accommodations:

 
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Eligibility:



 
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Before You Leave:



Students will be required by the University Center for International Education to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation information online a few weeks before departure.
 
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Getting There:


UCIE recommends the following travel agencies that work with university students:  STA Travel and Student Universe.  They may be able to offer payment plans.
 
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Program Costs:

 
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Affording the Program:


WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at gail.cyan@wright.edu to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad: for this program you may apply for a scholarship from the Francophone New World Program Fund. There are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.  
 
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Passports and Visas:


A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  US Citizens do not need a visa to enter Canada.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
 
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Health and Safety:


WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS (www.internationalsos.com) for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in this program, you are required to purchase  UHP International Insurance through University Health Plans.  
 
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Contacts and More Information:


University Center for International Education (UCIE)
studyabroad@wright.edu
937-775-5475

 

Program Coordinator and Program Assistant:

Joy Wanderi
Director, Education Abroad
937-775-5745

 
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