Educational Visits

Students will experience a variety of opportunities throughout their secondary years to enjoy academic field trips in and around Kampala. Some examples include Geography students who conduct regional surveys of the local environments, Food Technology students who join the local community for new cooking experiences, and Biology students who spend a day behind the scenes at Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre.

All secondary students partake in the annual Outdoor Education week early in first term. Each year-group has the opportunity to live together for a week in the outdoors and gain a uniquely Ugandan experience. These trips are closely tied to their curriculum while reflective journals encourage students to articulate their feelings about new and interesting experiences.

Our locations are varied for each year-group and expose the students to the natural beauty and serenity of the Ugandan countryside. While experiencing nature first hand, they may also learn the art of sailing in Lake Victoria, conduct scientific experiments in one of the National Parks, hike the hills around Fort Portal or partake in a community service project.

Each trip allows students to challenge themselves and be risk takers, care for others and understand the importance of teamwork, as well as have the opportunity to build relationships outside the classroom.

During the mid-term break in February each year, students have the opportunity to join an overseas trip to experience another culture and engage in a variety of activities. Destinations have been very diverse over the last few years from Egypt, Paris and Italy to Mount Kilimanjaro as well as a regular ski trip to test your skills on the mountain slopes of Europe.

Each year students have the opportunity to be involved in a Model United Nations (MUN) conference. Destinations in the last few years include Doha and Dubai. KISU students have an opportunity to mix with other students from a variety of countries, whilst learning more about global issues and developing public speaking skills. They also have the opportunity to experience cultural aspects of the country they are visiting.