Uganda Institute Information

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Uganda Institute for Service Learning
January 19–27, 2020

$2,200 USD (flight not included)

$1,700 Institute Fee + $500 NBCC-I Registration Fee

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*National Certified Counselors will receive $100 reduced registration fee


The Global Livingston Institute (GLI) is a not-for-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado, focused on educating big thinkers and global travelers on innovative approaches to international development and on improving global communities. GLI organizes several programs within Eastern Africa to provide cultural learning opportunities and to influence positive change.

GLI hosts hundreds of international scholars and community leaders annually in Uganda and Rwanda. Furthermore, they have held free music festivals to promote HIV awareness in Uganda since 2014 and now have also expanded to Rwanda. In additional efforts to motivate development, GLI has established two campuses in Uganda to create jobs for sustainable living.


The 2020 Uganda Institute will provide an opportunity to learn about mental health needs and resources directly from local experts and present on counseling topics in order to participate in a cross-cultural mental health exchange. Additionally, participants will travel to various locations to learn about Ugandan culture. Participants will also experience a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.


  • Transportation for all itinerary activities
  • Most meals during the institute
  • All lodging
  • Admission to all itinerary activities, including materials


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Medical insurance (required)
  • Select meals and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses


Sunday, January 19

Kampala, Uganda

  • Arrive in Entebbe
  • Transfer to lodging location
Monday, January 20

Kampala, Uganda

  • Visit Uganda Counseling and Support Services (discussion and presentations)
  • Meet with leaders of counseling efforts in Uganda
Tuesday, January 21

Kampala, Uganda

  • Visit Makerere University’s Counselling and Guidance Centre
  • Visit Uganda National Mosque
  • Visit Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation’s Psychosocial Support & Mental Health Department
  • Meet with leaders of counseling efforts in Uganda
Wednesday, January 22

Kampala, Uganda, to Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Thursday, January 23

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Morning game drive
  • Evening boat tour
Friday, January 24

Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Welcome dinner
Saturday, January 25

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

  • Visit model farm and Bwama Primary School
  • Hike to village
  • Visit Dr. Sam, community shaman
  • Meet with leaders of counseling efforts in Uganda
Sunday, January 26

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Monday, January 27

Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda

  • Depending on departure time, optional visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Departure to the U.S.

NBCC International has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 803. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NBCC International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.