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Appalachian Uganda Link. Summer at Kyambogo University, July 2, 2007 to August 3, 2007 We will take at least 12 ASU students to Kyambogo University to.

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1 Appalachian Uganda Link

2 Summer at Kyambogo University, July 2, 2007 to August 3, 2007 We will take at least 12 ASU students to Kyambogo University to study: 1 1. COM 3318:101 Public Relations Principles 2 2. COM 4318:101 Public Relations Practices ( (Must have taken COM 3318, and 3618 by end of Spring 07) 3 3. COM 3300:101 Mass Media and Society ( (Must have taken COM 2300 by end of Spring 07) 4 4. COM 3530:101 A Comparative Study of Social Communication in the USA and in Uganda The students will take any two of the above courses. Student participants in this program are encouraged to take COM 3910 International Experience during Spring semester 2007.

3 Weekly Schedule 8:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. -- First class period 8:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. -- First class period 10:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. –Second class period 10:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. –Second class period 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Free – down time 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Free – down time 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Immersion activities to visit various media and other agencies 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Immersion activities to visit various media and other agencies 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Free – down time 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Free – down time

4 Weekly Schedule Cont. 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Two nights a week entertainment brought to Kyambogo University Two nights a week free – down time Two nights a week free – down time One night a week, ASU Student Talent Show One night a week, ASU Student Talent Show

5 Weekends Saturdays: One day trips to places of interest Saturdays: One day trips to places of interest Visit with families in rural areas Visit with families in rural areas Weekend trips might be arranged. Weekend trips might be arranged. Sundays: Free down time, etc. Sundays: Free down time, etc. We will form support teams of 3-5 students to support each other throughout the trip. We will form support teams of 3-5 students to support each other throughout the trip. Ugandan peers to be ambassadors for each support team. Ugandan peers to be ambassadors for each support team.

6 Appalachian Uganda Link We have formed the Appalachian Uganda Link to promote and support this Uganda trip, as well as future ones. We have formed the Appalachian Uganda Link to promote and support this Uganda trip, as well as future ones. It will run fund raising activities so that each student who will go will have a travel scholarship to help towards the air tickets, and spending money. It will run fund raising activities so that each student who will go will have a travel scholarship to help towards the air tickets, and spending money. The executive committee of the Appalachian Uganda Link consist of: ASU Faculty, High Country Community Members, and students. The executive committee of the Appalachian Uganda Link consist of: ASU Faculty, High Country Community Members, and students.

7 Important Dates Monday, October 9, 2006, 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fund Raising Dinner with Entertainment on the 44th anniversary of Ugandas independence from Britain Monday, October 9, 2006, 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fund Raising Dinner with Entertainment on the 44th anniversary of Ugandas independence from Britain Monday, April 16, 2007 will be a Recognition Dinner to formally introduce the students traveling to Uganda. Monday, April 16, 2007 will be a Recognition Dinner to formally introduce the students traveling to Uganda. The dinner will also be an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for all supporters and benefactors. The dinner will also be an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for all supporters and benefactors. That evening will conclude with a Fund Raising Auction. The theme of the evening will be: A Taste of Africa. That evening will conclude with a Fund Raising Auction. The theme of the evening will be: A Taste of Africa. We invite students to participate in the above activities and all others to promote the Uganda trip. We invite students to participate in the above activities and all others to promote the Uganda trip. We depart for Uganda on June 28, 2007 and return on Saturday, August We depart for Uganda on June 28, 2007 and return on Saturday, August

8 WHEREONEARTHISUGANDA?

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11 What Languages Do They Speak? The "official" language of Uganda is English and almost all signs etc. are in English. The "official" language of Uganda is English and almost all signs etc. are in English. English is the language of Ugandas education. English is the language of Ugandas education. However, English is still a second language for most people and interpretation for the less educated is common. However, English is still a second language for most people and interpretation for the less educated is common. Swahili and Luganda are also very common Swahili and Luganda are also very common

12 Facts about Uganda Land-locked republic in eastern Africa Population: over 20 million Religion: Christianity, Islam, and indigenous beliefs Food: Strong emphasis on Cattle, with each region having its own local foods and traditions Folklore: Rich oral tradition Climate: Tropical with 2 rainy seasons Current President: Lt. General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni One of the most biodiverse countries in the world

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15 Kyambogo University

16 With a student population of about 11,412, it is Ugandas third largest public university. With a student population of about 11,412, it is Ugandas third largest public university. It is located 8kms (5 miles) from Kampala City Centre along Kampala-Jinja highway It is located 8kms (5 miles) from Kampala City Centre along Kampala-Jinja highway The university is accessible through the Banda trading centre and the Kyambogo T- junction. The university is accessible through the Banda trading centre and the Kyambogo T- junction.

17 Undergrad Programs Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Science Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation

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