Graduate global education research opportunity in Uganda

10850268_349296045255456_948245767854805227_nSpend three weeks this summer with fellow grad students in Uganda, studying qualitative research approaches while exploring global education. Led by Professor Margaret Hawkins, this program is for graduate students who want first-hand experience with research in education in global contexts. Participants will receive 3 credits in Curriculum and Instruction 675.

The program includes:

  • One week of observation and engagement in various types of Ugandan schools (government, elite, IB, boarding, Catholic, Church of Uganda, etc.).
  • Two weeks of coursework at Makerere University in Kampala, focusing on qualitative research approaches, methods and comparative education (co-taught by Makerere and UW faculty).
  • Visits to local sites around Kampala to develop contextual understanding of Ugandan childrens’ and family lives. Sites include a home for teen mothers, a health clinic, public library and public markets.
  • An excursion to Jinja, the source of the Nile river, including an experience with the wildlife of Uganda on safari


  • Graduate Student
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Language Pre-requisite: None
  • Open to both UW Madison and non UW Madison students.


Apply online before February 13, 2015.

Complete details for the program and application are available through the UW Study Abroad office.