Application Deadline & Fee

Februrary 1, 2019; $75

Program Dates

May 15 - June 10, 2020 (4 Weeks)

Program Details

This program will focus on the political, cultural, and economic aspects of Post Soviet nations, especially the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic, and the changes that have occured since the break up of the Soviet Union. We will study the transition of those nations from communism to societies based on market principles and semi-democratic political systems


  • Nairobi, Kenya

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to enroll in one or two courses for this study abroad.

SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work
Prerequisite(s): none

SW 3510 International Social Work
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2010 with a C+ grade or higher, SW 1010, and *University Advanced Standing

SW 475R Current Topics in Social Work
Prerequisite(s): *SW 1010 and ENGL 2010 and *University Advanced Standing

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical requirements: Walking to class & around the city. Sitting in 3 hour lectures. 

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Global Engagement if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers, Airfare, housing, some meals, course instruction and texts, in-country transportation, international health insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Airfare  (included with Program Fee)
Meals  (approx $100)
Transportation (approx $50)
Visa Processing (approx $140)
Discretionary spending (approx $400)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.