Uganda Institute Information

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Uganda Institute
August 17–25, 2018

$2,250 USD (flight not included)

$1,800 USD Institute Fee + $450 USD NBCC‑I Registration Fee

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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. In efforts to motivate development, GLI has established two campuses in Uganda to create jobs for sustainable living.


The 2018 Uganda Institute will provide an opportunity to learn about mental health needs and resources directly from local experts and present on topics in a cross-cultural mental health exchange. In addition, 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


August 17 Arrive in Entebbe | Transfer to lodging location
August 18 Visit Katanga Slums of Kampala | Visit Makerere University’s Counselling and Guidance Centre | Visit Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation’s (TPO) Psychosocial Support & Mental Health Department | Meet with leaders of counseling efforts in Uganda
August 19 Kampala Craft Market | Visit Uganda National Mosque | Community BBQ | Meet with leaders of counseling efforts in Uganda
August 20 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Game drive
August 21 Morning game drive | Evening boat tour
August 22 Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi | Welcome dinner and celebration with Entusi Women’s Association
August 23 Visit Kabale University | Participant presentations with Kabale University students
August 24 Visit Dr. Sam, community shaman | Meet with local Mental Health Facilitators | Farewell dinner
August 25 Depending on departure time, optional visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial | Departure to the U.S.

Participants will be transported to the Entusi Resort and Retreat Center on Lake Bunyonyi by a 15 minute boat ride. The resort's accommodations encompass large tents with comfortable bedding and shared bathrooms and showers.

Please see here for some helpful information as you prepare for your trip.

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.