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  • 1. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences Leanne VanderKwaak 4th Year student inGlobal Resource Systems, specialising in Rural Development in Africa

2. Why Norway?

  • My reasons were two-fold:
    • The Environmental Development Studies Program offered by Norway
    • The opportunity to study with the class in a developing country in Africa for 2 months

3. What courses did I take?

  • Makerere University, Kampala,Uganda:
    • Project Management and Research Methods

4. Year Summary:

  • January - May:Study in Norway
  • June - July: Free time and Travel
  • August - September: Study in Uganda

5. 6. Where is Uganda? Uganda 7. Where did we live? 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. What do Academics in a Developing Country Look Like?

  • We had local professors
  • I was still technically registered in Norway, as the course was administered from there
  • Emphasis on field learning as opposed to class lectures

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. Field Studies 33. 34. Seeing, Touching, Smelling Poverty in Slums 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. Visits to local farms 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. Interviews with people in small villages doing development projects 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. Questions?[email_address]