Life in Kampala: a Study Abroad Experience

Ayesha took part in the Semester in Development in fall 2016. Over a year later, read her reflections of her experiences interning in Kampala, Uganda.

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What is Intern Life in Uganda like?

Interning abroad has its benefits, from building up your resume to changing the way you view the world. But what is it really like to be an intern in a new country, anyway? Let’s take a look at three distinct internships within local organizations in Kampala to find out what intern life in Uganda is like.  

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Daniela Experiences What It's Really Like To Work In Development

Daniela Quiroz was a 3rd year Health Science major at Simon Fraser Unversity when she participated in the Semester in Development in Uganda.

It had always been Daniela's dream to travel to Africa, and as she moved through university, she started to feel like she needed to gain some relevant field work experience abroad. It made sense for her to start looking into programs that would take her to Africa.

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Mama, I'm Fine: The Realities of Interning in Kampala

This blog was written by Sophia Okunsky, a Summer 2017 Semester in Development participant. It has been edited from its original version.

My traditional Eastern European parents have become immune to my constant desire to step outside my (and their) comfort zone and hop onto a plane to who knows where.

A couple of weeks prior to discovering the Semester in Development program, I broke the news to my lovely and supportive mother that I would be travelling to Nicaragua on yet another Alternative Spring Break trip. Her exact words, and I quote, were: “Next you’ll be telling me you’re going to Africa.” Read more

Evan Discovers an Alternative Way to Visit East-Africa

Evan Mitchell Beck was a 3rd year political science and psychology student at Queens university when he participated in the Semester in Development in Uganda.

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Alisha Finds Clarity in Career Direction while Spending a Semester in Uganda


Alisha Bhimji was a 3rd year international development and globalization student at the University of Ottawa when she spent a semester gaining international development work experience in East Africa.  Read more

Nadine Breaks Out of Her Shell and Lands the Job She Always Wanted

Nadine Maier was a 4th year Arts Major at Simon Fraser University. With her degree coming to an end, she still didn't feel prepared for what was to come in the "real world." Understanding the importance of gaining career relevant experience, she applied to Semester in Development program and ended up spending 3 months studying, interning and traveling in Uganda.

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Jacob Gains New Perspectives on Development

Jacob Cutts was a 2nd year International Relations student from the Univeristy of British Columbia when he spent a semester in East Africa. Early on in his degree, Jacob recognized that it would be important for him to gain both internship and international experience, which is why he decided to participate in the Semester In Development.

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'Giving Paralysis' by Evan Beck

Summer 2015 Semester in Development participant’s reflections on the controversial topic of aid.

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Stephanie's Work Trip as an Intern in Africa

Spring 2015 Semester in Development participant’s first field experience through her internship with Straight Talk Foundation in Uganda.

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