Uganda holds a special place in the hearts of Iowa Staters and GRS majors. The Iowa State University – Uganda Program is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and partners with citizens and institutions in Kamuli and Kampala, Uganda, and Makerere University. Our faculty, staff, and students work alongside Ugandans to improve education, nutritional food security, and income stability.
Through the EARTH Program, Iowa State students travel to the island of St. John for a summer or an entire semester to work, live and help in the community. They assist with school gardens and help grow local fruits and vegetables sustainably. Service-learners have the chance to help teachers in culinary arts and environmental science classes and create learning opportunities for school children. They also learn about the lives of U.S. Virgin Islanders and what it means to protect beautiful ecosystems.