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  • Why should I enroll with PI?
    Pathway Impact is on a mission to improve global ties and cultural understanding between the global community and East Africa through global student mobility. When you enroll, you are able to participate in a life-changing adventure that enhances your global understanding, academic development, cultural fluency and global citizenship competencies. With PI, all this is possible all in one trip at an affordable price.
  • Who can enroll into PI programs?
    Anyone! We enroll students that are passionate and committed about traveling abroad and gaining a transformative experience that is culturally and academically enriching.
  • Will you provide a member of staff to accompany the group during our stay?
    PI team leaders will accompany program participants (student groups) and will mentor and provide guidance as needed throughout the duration of the program.
  • How far in advance do I need to enroll?
    Whether it’s a teacher/faculty-led group or a student on independent study, we strongly advise to begin the process at least 6 months before your intended travel date. Since most of our programs are custom programs, our schedule is as flexible as yours!
  • Do you have a minimum or maximum age to enroll?
    Generally, we accept all ages, however, students under 18 must travel with a guardian, teacher, faculty, parent or chaperone.
  • Will I get academic credit?
    All our programs are faculty or instructor-led, as such, academic credit is determined and controlled by the participating institution. We provide an enabling environment for learning including local adjunct faculty that enrich the academic experience.
  • Will you provide any cultural immersion experiences?
    Yes, we encourage our students to immerse themselves in various activities during their stay. These may include attending an engagement or wedding ceremony, interacting with local students, participating in cultural performances, visiting cultural sites, cooking local dishes, learning Luganda or Kiswahili, etc.
  • Are there grants or scholarships to help finance my trip?
    There are several tools you can use for financing your trip. Firstly we offer a payment plan. Details of your plan depend on the program type and duration. There are also websites such as fundmytravel.com that help students fund their trips. Also, your study abroad counselor may have institutional funding to support your trip - consult widely.
  • How much will it cost?
    We understand that each study abroad group or individual is unique that’s why we work closely with you to understand your itinerary needs in order to come up with a suitable quote. Each trip quotation is dependent on the size of the group, program duration, itinerary items, etc. The good news is we try to keep it easy on the wallet!
  • What is included with my program fee?
    Your program fee ensures that you have a safe and comfortable stay. Some of the items included are: housing, food, in-country transportation, administrative costs, park fees, etc.
  • When do I need to pay?
    Payment is required as the final step of the application process and must be made in full before travel. Payment details and instructions are provided upon application.
  • Does the program fee include insurance?
    No, PI does not include insurance in the program fees. Participants must obtain their own insurance through a third party. Travel and medical insurance is required for all program participants. You are required to submit proof of insurance within 15 days of your trip.
  • Do I need to budget for any additional expenses?
    Everything you need to make your trip an unforgettable experience is included in the program fee. However, we do recommend you bring some pocket money in case you may want to purchase any souvenirs, dine out, or make any exciting spontaneous adventure trips.
  • Where will I stay (housing)?
    You will stay in our comfortable guest house.
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    Yes, we can accommodate almost all dietary restrictions. All applicants must notify PI of their dietary needs in their application or via email.
  • How can students and parents stay in contact during the program?
    WiFi will be available at the guesthouse and throughout the program. We advise students to carry along their smart phones or laptops. Students can register for a local sim card upon arrival.
  • How do you ensure the PI experience is safe?
    No travel abroad program is without risk. Many of the daily risks and security threats you experience at home could occur in Uganda. We take safety precautions seriously, design our programs to minimize risk and also follow our health and safety orientation guide - inspired by industry leaders. Students are never without supervision and all housing options are fully secure.
  • What happens if a student gets sick?
    People can get sick anywhere, so with that in mind, we do require students to be medically insured for the duration of the trip. PI will do everything possible to ensure those who are sick receive appropriate medical care.
  • Can my friends study abroad with PI? How do I notify PI?
    Absolutely! We encourage you to apply for the program with your friends and share the experience. Simply shoot us an email.
  • What’s the duration of your programs?
    Our program is tailored around you! In most cases, our short-term programs run between 1- 8 weeks, however, we can accommodate you for much longer. Get in touch!
  • Who picks us up from the airport?
    Our driver and member of staff will be waiting for you upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport (EBB).
  • What are the meals like?
    There will be a cook preparing the meals at the guesthouse – the meals will vary and include local dishes and a continental menu. There is some flexibility about the menu and food preferences.
  • Will I be sharing a room with other students?
    Participants will be given the opportunity to choose whether they’d like to have a roommate or sleep in a single room. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences.
  • Can I drink the local water?
    We don’t recommend you drink water unless it is from properly sealed and labeled bottled water.
  • What is the weather like in Uganda?
    Uganda is located along the equator so temperatures are generally consistent between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. There are two rainy seasons a year, March-May and November-December.
  • Are there any visa requirements for Uganda?
    Yes, a valid visa is required to enter Uganda for most countries. There is a visa fee and in most cases the visa can be obtained at Entebbe International Airport or applying online.
  • How do we get around?
    Transportation will be provided for all aspects of the program itinerary including to and from the airport, trips to the learning sites and activities.
  • What programs does PI offer?
    We offer the following programs: Faculty-led Study abroad (college) Teacher-led Study abroad (high school) Language Programs Independent Study Abroad Summer Youth Camp Global Internships Faculty Seminars & Familiarization Tours
  • Do I need to know the local language in Uganda?
    Luckily, English is one of the official languages of Uganda. All business and almost all stores and signs are in English. The second most common language is Luganda. We will try our best to make sure you have a smattering of Luganda.
  • What is the national currency in Uganda?
    The national currency is the Uganda Shilling or UGX. There are dozens of foreign exchange bureaus around the country where you will able to exchange your money.
  • Do I need a passport to visit Uganda?
    Yes, you will need a valid passport to travel to Uganda.
  • Why study abroad in Uganda?
    The people are great, the country is friendly, and we are willing to give you a memorable adventure! No wonder Uganda is listed among the top 10 study abroad destinations in Africa!
  • Any vaccinations needed for Uganda?
    We strongly advise students to visit their doctors for advice on immunizations and any related care (prophylaxis). Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and other diseases may be required. This information will be confirmed based on the prevailing circumstances at the time you intend to travel.
  • Does PI book my flight?
    No, all flights are booked by the student/student group coordinator.
  • What's the refund and cancellation policy?
    If you wish to cancel your trip please consult our Terms & Conditions or instructions provided to you.
  • How much time will I have to travel?
    Most evenings and weekends are free for students to engage in other extra-curricular activities including excursions.
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