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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester/summer Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Area of Study: Foreign Language, Global Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Summer Community Public Health

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

With one of Africa's most vital health care systems, Botswana is an engaging place to explore regional social and scientific health issues. Learn from successes and failures as you visit and assist at clinics, public health non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and hospitals. Engaging coursework, community outreach, language learning, homestays, and more will open this inspirational country to you, and stay with you long past summer.

Unique Experiences

SHADOW HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

to experience how healthcare is delivered in and around Gaborone.

STAY IN A RURAL VILLAGE

and gain insight into the resident's public health challenges there.

VISIT MOKOLODI NATURE RESERVE

full of celebrated African wildlife, like giraffes, rhinos, and big cats.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit a village to discover public health challenges 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.
  • Explore Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Bahurutshe Cultural Village, and Mokolodi Nature Reserve – always highlights.

Projects

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

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
  • Four-day orientation – an introduction to West African 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 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?

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Budget Information:
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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) 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 02/01/2022 ** 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.