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Uganda Program

Uganda Program Participant


Students participating in the Uganda program will learn about faith and advocacy while experiencing the peoples, cultures, and environment of this sub-Saharan African country. They will meet with Ugandan "changemakers" in the business, non-profit, and government sectors, learning about their efforts to meet the challenges of their communities. Students will spend two weeks in Malibu on our residential campus at the beginning of the program. The remaining two weeks of the program will be spent in Uganda.

Program Dates

June 6, 2022 - July 2, 2022

The dates listed above are planned group flight departure dates from LAX and in-country return departure date.



Tuition: $1,865 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $2,462

Program Specific Costs:

  • Visa: $50
  • Global Health Fee: $42


Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary
    • Programs departing in June 2022: Date March11, 2022
  • Visa Copy: April 22, 2022


Course Requirements

4 unit minimum requirement.


Course Offerings

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

This course is designed to enrich the student's international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

INTS 250 Thinking Globally (3)

GE: Cultural Competence

Thinking Globally is an introductory course on how to think critically about the world outside our own. Through oral and written analysis of current news articles and books, the student will be made aware of today's major global issues. The course will prepare the student to have a deeper understanding of their chosen IP country. Through social and cultural analysis the student will examine the major norms, values and institutions of their IP country (political, religious, economic, education, health, sports, etc.)

REL 301 Christianity and Culture (3)

GE: Christianity & Culture

Prerequisite: REL 101

A study of ways in which Christianity shapes such aspects of culture as art, literature, music, medicine, law, secularization, ecology, racial and ethnic issues, and education, and ways in which these, in turn, influence Christian life and faith.


The above courses may also be taken as INTS 499 or REL 599, respectively. These would be four-unit courses that include additional work and may count toward Pepperdine Global Fellows or Religion program requirements. Contact Dr. Ron Cox, ronald.cox@pepperdine, if you have questions about taking INTS 499 or REL 599.


Faculty in Residence

Beth Laux

Dr. Beth Laux

Dean of International Programs

Office: TCC 137

Beth Laux is the Dean of International Programs in Seaver College. She teaches political science, humanities, and international studies courses for Pepperdine. She also directs the Pepperdine Global Fellows Program. Dean Laux is a 20-year veteran of international education. She is passionate about helping students learn, grow, and thrive across cultures. Her work was inspired by her own life experiences. She studied abroad in Costa Rica and Spain while attending Aquinas College, and she spent two years as a missionary in Guatemala and El Salvador. Dean Laux can't wait to experience Uganda with her students. She is excited to explore the natural beauty of sub-Saharan Africa and meet changemakers who are making a difference in their community.

Ron Cox

Dr. Ronald Cox

Associate Dean of International Programs & Professor of Religion, Seaver College

Office: TCC 134

Ron Cox is professor of religion at Seaver College as well as associate dean of International Programs. Dr. Cox was faculty-in-residence in Florence (2009/2010, Summer 2014), London Religion (Summer 2015), and Heidelberg (2016/2017); he was also faculty-director for summer 2019 Jordan MESP. He is excited to work with students and Dean Laux in the Uganda Program because of the unique opportunities to encounter the Ugandan people, culture, and institutions that will contribute substantially to Seaver students' education and lives.


Updated: 8.16.2021