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CIEE: Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/29/2019 12/05/2019
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 ** 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.
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Program Partner:
CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English, Other
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Language courses offered:
Setswana
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Housing Options:
Homestay, Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
African Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Culture, Developmental Sciences, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Health and Human Services, History, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Sociology, Theatre/Drama, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Program Design: Direct Enroll, Hybrid, Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Service, Field Study, Practicum/Apprenticeship
Program Description:
Program Description:

Community Public Health

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

With one of Africa's most vital health care systems, Botswana is an ideal 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. Coursework, community outreach, language learning, homestays, and more will open this inspirational country to you, and stay with you always.

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 healthcare 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
  • 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

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