College of Business Administration

Ugandan market place

UNL Faculty-Led: Husker Race of Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Language of Instruction: English
Subjects: Business Administration, Engineering, International Business and Management
Credits: 3 UNL Credit Hours (BSAD 491)
Housing: Local hotels
Program Length: 1 week; March 20-26, 2016 plus UNL campus activities and meetings two weeks before and one week after the program
Type of Program: UNL Faculty-Led
Program Leader: John (JK) Osiri
Approximate Costs: Review the MyWorld Budget Sheet
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA preferred; 2.5 GPA minimum requirement
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
Social Media: #UNLUganda

Program Overview

Ugandan Hut Teams of business and engineering students tackle a real life project in Uganda to assist Kinawataka Women Initiatives. Students will complete a social entrepreneurship project provided by award-winning social entrepreneur Benedicta Nanyonga, founder of Kinawataka Women Initiatives. Students will also be immersed in the East African culture through food, community service, excursions (e.g. Safari), company/business visits, and meet-ups.

Project information: Nanyonga repurposes drinking straws by using them as raw materials to make bags, wears, mats and other accessories. She manually flattens the straws one at a time, and although she has employed over 700 women, her current approach is extremely time consuming and inefficient.

Courses of Study

Ugandan youth

Students Engineering students will focus on building a portable machine that could flatten 100 straws per minute. Business students provide business consulting service to Kinawataka Women Initiatives.

Students earn 3 credits in BSAD 491. Engineering students must work with Professor Bill Dick prior to departure to be allowed to substitute BSAD 491 for ENGR 490. (Office: W331 NH, Email:, Phone: 402-472-3088)

Living Arrangements

Participants will stay in hotels in Kampala. In-country meals will be arranged and will take place at a variety of locations, such as Ugandan restaurants. Students will have the opportunity to experience Ugandan culture through meet-ups and food. In-country transportation will be provided through a local guide. U.S. citizens will be issued a visa upon arrival at the Entebbe airport.

Application Process

Any UNL undergraduate student in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply. Apply online by November 1, 2015 at


Ugandan housing

Numerous scholarships are offered for study abroad programs. Check with the UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to see if your current scholarships can be applied or if there are others available, (402) 472-2030. Students should also check with the Education Abroad website and the CBA Scholarships website for more information.

Check the CBA Scholarships webpage for more information.


Mostek, Jennifer
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