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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.8
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Area of Study: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Foreign Language, Geoscience, Global Studies, History, Mass Communication, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Theatre Arts/Dance
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Community Public Health

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

With one of Africa’s most vital healthcare systems, Botswana is an ideal place to explore regional, social, and scientific health issues. Gain hands-on experience and further your understanding of biology, development, medicine, and public health with courses at CIEE’s partner school, University of Botswana, as well as at CIEE Gaborone.

Get firsthand experience visiting clinics, public health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and hospitals and use your skills volunteering at local organizations. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

SHADOW HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

to experience how healthcare is delivered in and around Gaborone.

SEE HOW MODERN AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

impact each other with a stay in a rural village.

GO ON SAFARI

where elephants, hippos, crocs, lions, leopards, and a mind-boggling number of birds wander free.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit a village for a long weekend to learn about the health issues faced in rural settings.
  • Practice your skills in Setswana language as you explore historical and cultural sites.
  • Get out of the classroom with community-based learning projects.
  • Discover Botswana's rich history and biodiversity with excursions to Mokolodi Game Reserve.

Projects

Practicum. Shadow healthcare service providers in government-sponsored clinics and the like, learning about scientific and social health issues, and Botswana’s health care system.

Research. Investigate the impact of gender roles and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, social hierarchies among children, or other public health issues.

Volunteering. Make a tangible difference by donating time and energy at an environmental organization, orphanage, hospice group, soup kitchen, game reserve, or women’s shelter.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to local culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Note:  This provider has a Covid-19 vaccination requirement in order to participate in their programs.

WSU is a CIEE academic consortium member and is therefore eligible for up to five Open Campus Grants of $5,000 for students who participate in a three-block semester in spring 2018. Students can opt to study in up to three of the Global Institute locations or simply remain at one location the entire time.   

Budget Information:

To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template and do the following:
1. Go to the CIEE website https://www.ciee.org/, fill in the blanks to find your program, and search.
2. Select your program to “learn more”. Once you are at the main page of your program, select “See Full Breakdown” next to the price. The “No Hidden Fees” section maps out the price per term. This is this cost of tuition and housing.
3. Click on the plus sign next to the price to view a breakdown along with estimated additional costs including flight, meals, visa, and personal expenses.
4.  In addition to this program fee, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
 
  • Application fee - $65
  • Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
  • WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
  • Passport ($140) and Visa, (if required, cost varies per country) 
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email studyabroad@winona.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.