Working and living in a new country and within an unfamiliar culture provides a great experience for all volunteers and interns. Cultural exchange often involves adapting and learning about a new environment, and this flexibility is a helpful skill for our participants before, during and after the Work & Travel program.
One of the best features of cultural exchange programs is the chance to make new friends for a lifetime.
Continued connection to the host families act as cultural ambassadors to our volunteers, introducing international visitors to Uganda culture during their time as. After experiencing life in the Uganda volunteers may be more likely to return to Uganda.
The cultural exchange will provide the opportunity for volunteers to develop a greater understanding of diversity. Volunteers will interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists our volunteers to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.
Uganda has some excellent Wildlife and National Parks for example Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are close to our place. While there you can see different animals e.g Lions, Elephants, Ugandan Cob, Buffalo, Hippo, Hundreds of different birds, gorillas etc. See the equator, cultural sites, hot springs, waterfalls e.t.c. You can safely travel by bus or Matatu by yourself to any preferred place. We recommend that you buy your self a travel guide for Uganda.