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  • Locations: Kampala, Uganda; Mwanza, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewCarpe Diem East Africa Uganda

Latitudes Year is Carpe Diem’s most comprehensive program. Participating in the 12-week group semester in East Africa during the Fall, students will then follow up with a customized 12-week Independent Spring Semester in the region of your choosing.  With one-on-one mentorship from your Latitudes Advisor, the Latitudes Year opens a world of opportunity. During your group semester you will gain the skills and confidence to travel sustainably while discovering your passions. After a winter break, you will then deepen those skills as you immerse yourself in a local community through a focused volunteer placement (FVP). Through volunteer service with one of Carpe Diem’s many partner organizations, you will make a positive impact in the world while developing your own independent skills and interests.

Meaningful service, adventure cultural exchange, and connections with communities across the globe will make your Latitudes year a transformative experience. Return home energized and ready for the next leg of your life journey!

As a Latitudes student, you can enroll in courses through the fully accredited Portland State University (PSU), and upon successful completion may earn up to 36 quarter-credits.

Program Focus

The Africa semester is ideal for Freshman and Sophomore-level students looking to gain international experience in Africa. It boasts rich opportunities for living and working alongside like-minded individuals and organizations committed to the empowerment of local communities in Uganda and Tanzania:

Participate in environmental conservation efforts
Build houses or schools for needy communities
Practice Swahili while living it through interaction with homestay families and in local communities
Learn about growing and picking fair trade coffee on an interfaith coffee cooperative
Work with an organization that has dedicated itself to the education and care of HIV+ orphans
Help a well-established set of medical clinics with some vital logistical details.


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Program Provider

Carpe Diem

Program Dates

Current Carpe Diem Calendar

Areas of Study

Current list of courses

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • African Studies
  • Community Development
  • Foreign Languages
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Science


Fall:  Students enroll in up to 18 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in up to 18 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in up to 36 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 

English, French, Swahili


Other, arranged by provider

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore

Minimum GPA Requirements


Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study required 

Program Fee

Click here to view the Carpe Diem Program Fee

PSU Fees

Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 




This program is currently not accepting applications.