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Program Description:

Public Health
CIEE Summer Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana 
Botswana has one of the most vibrant healthcare systems in Africa. With CIEE, you’ll explore the country’s healthcare delivery system and learn the successes and challenges from firsthand experience. You will observe the multifaceted response to a variety of healthcare issues in clinics, public health non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and hospitals. Engaging coursework, Setswana-language learning, homestays, and more will immerse you in this inspirational country and help you gain an understanding of its people. Your work in the classroom and engagement in the community offer you a unique insight into healthcare in Botswana and a profound intercultural summer study abroad experience.

Study abroad in Botswana and you will:

  • Observe in local healthcare service providers and organizations
  • Give back to the community through volunteerism
  • Explore rural public health issues and the relationship between modern and traditional medicine through a multi-day stay in a rural village
  • Discover Gaborone and the area through excursions to places such as the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, or Chobe National Park

Find out more. 

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 



Public Health
CIEE Summer Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana 
The Summer Community Public Health study abroad program in Gaborone provides you with an introduction to basic healthcare issues in Botswana. Through coursework, a community health practicum, homestays, and a rich and challenging social environment, you’ll gain a holistic appreciation and understanding of health and healthcare in Botswana. What’s more, the program helps equip you with basic Setswana-speaking skills. This is accomplished through a communicative and interactive approach that ensures you have the basic language skills to engage the local communities.

Study abroad in Botswana and you will:

  • Work with local public health promoters on a community health practicum in clinics in and around the citylogo
  • Learn firsthand about rural public health issues and the relationship between modern and traditional medicine through a multi-day stay in a rural village
  • Explore Gaborone and the area through excursions to places such as the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Chase National Park, or the Okavango River Delta

Find out more. 

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** 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.