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  • Locations: Kabingo, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2021 08/20/2021
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Joy Wanderi Program: Third Party
Supporting Department: Engineering and Computer Science Payment 1: Application Fee: 0
Program Description:



Program Description:

Engineers Without Borders is traveling to Kabingo, Uganda in early January!
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University Requirements:
Must be a student in good standing with the university; and
Must complete the UCIE travel insurance application upon selection

EWB-WSU Requirements:
Must be considered a voting member for Spring 2019 term;
Must be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport;
Must be a member of Volunteer Village;
Must attend the mandatory pre-travel workshop upon selection; and
Must fundraise to cover airfare, lodging, food, etc. upon selection

We do require everyone who travels to be a member of the organization at least one semester prior to applications for travel. Members are people who have attended a minimum of 7 events during a semester (meetings, workdays, outreach events, etc.)​.
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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:

In total, the trip will cost around $3,000 with airfare being around $2,500, in-country travel, lodging, and food being $320, plus additional vaccines. 
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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid might be applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact to make an appointment with the financial aid advisor.

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 ( 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)


Program Coordinator and Program Assistant:

Joy Wanderi
Director, Education Abroad

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This program is currently not accepting applications.