African Bible University Invites you to Spend a Gap Year in Africa

Here is an opportunity for you to get away from your regular routines of life not only to know a different part of God’s wondrous world but also to know yourself as a servant of Jesus Christ.

  • 1. What is a “Gap Year”?

    A Gap Year gives you an opportunity to get away from your regular routines of life in order to (1) get to know a different part of God’s wondrous world, and (2) get to know yourself as a servant of Jesus Christ.

  • 2. Who is eligible for a “Gap Year”?

    Normally a recent high school graduate or a college/ university student is the kind of person who takes a Gap Year. 

  • 3. What kind of things do you do in a “Gap Year”?

    People do different kinds of things in their Gap Year.  Some people spend the year travelling to various parts of the world, such as South America, Asia or Europe.  Other people go and work in a different country.  Still others live in a foreign country to learn their language-perhaps in France or Germany.

  • 4. What is distinctive about the “Gap Year” at African Bible University in Uganda?

    ABU is a ministry of African Bible Colleges, Inc., which has been ministering in Africa for over 30 years.  Its other campuses are located in Liberia and Malawi. 


    In this unique program, you have the opportunity to give yourself over to learning and studying Bible and Theology.  In addition, you experience African culture, and get involved in one or more service projects.

  • 5. Why would I want to go to ABU to study Bible and Theology?

    ABU is distinctive in that it is committed to the Bible as God’s infallible and inerrant Word.  In all its classes, the faith of the Reformers is taught and upheld.


    This program prepares a student for the challenges of his faith that he may experience in the modern university situation.  Some universities may be willing to accept transfer of credits from courses you take at ABU.

  • 6. What are the courses that would be taught?

    Courses taught include Genesis, Exodus, Old Testament Prophets, Old Testament Biblical Theology, John, Acts, Romans, General Epistles, Systematic Theology, and Biblical World and Life View.  In addition, you may choose from a number of elective courses.

  • 7. Who will do the teaching?

    Instructors in the Department of Bible and Theology include: Andrew Carter, Timothy Hoke, Gerald Knight, O. Palmer Robertson, Kurt Schimke, and Bruce Sinclair.  All these faculty members hold either a Master’s or a Doctor’s degree.

  • 8. Where would I live, and what would I eat?

    You will live on our beautiful 30-acre campus, just outside Kampala, the capitol city of Uganda.  You would reside in the men’s or women’s dorms on the campus.  You would eat in our dining hall with all our other students, who have come from as many as eight different African countries.  Your diet would include posho, beans, dodo, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, onions, sukuma wiki, bananas (several varieties), apples, pinapples, mangoes, matoke, rice, potatoes, bread, buns, eggs, chicken, beef, and pork.

  • 9. Is there a possibility of getting sick?

    Yes, as in all other places in the world.  But Uganda has good medical facilities.  An excellent clinic is just a block away.

  • 10. Will I see any lions or tigers?

    Not tigers, since they are mainly in India.  But you will visit a National Game Park, where you can hope to see lions, elephants, water buffalo, zebras, giraffes, warthogs—all in their natural habitat.

  • 11. When will the program begin, and how long will it last?

    The program will run through two semesters, from August through May each year, beginning in 2016.  Participants are urged to complete the full program, but a student may submit a request to participate only for one semester.

  • 12. What will it cost?

    Approximately 00 for room, board and tuition for the full program.  Round trip air fare from the USA is normally less than 00.

  • 13. How do I apply?

    You can apply by requesting an application form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 14. What is required of an applicant?

    At least a high school diploma, a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and a recommendation from at leas two references, one of which should be your pastor.


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