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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 11/01/2020 11/01/2020 01/18/2021 05/27/2021
Fall Semester 2021 03/01/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Africana Studies, Architectual Studies, Biological Sciences, Business and Adminstration, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, Other*, English, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Resources, Geology, Health Education, History, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts*, Linguistics, Other Languges & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Radio-Television, Science*, Sociology, Theater, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Other
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
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

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