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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/02/2019 01/20/2020 05/23/2020
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 06/01/2020 07/25/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates for Fall 2020 are TBD, but the term typically starts at the end of July and goes through the beginning of December.
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Arts + Sciences - Semester

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

With friendly faces and an array of university courses in biological sciences, business, engineering, African languages, media studies, and more, Gaborone – or Gab as it's locally known – is a fine place to connect with the people of Botswana. Cultural activities, community projects, and adventures that reveal the country's unforgettable beauty make this a stand-out study-abroad experience.

Unique Experiences

ENJOY LIFE AS A VILLAGER

and be exposed to different socio-economic space in modern day Botswana during a three-day stay in rural Botswana

EXPLORE A WILDLIFE SANTUARY

with 30 animal species and more than 230 species of birds

PRACTICE SETSWANA

while you lead a research or community project that's close to your heart

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Excursions & Activities

  • Meet students by joining a campus sports team or student group, such as the Human Rights Organization, or Students Against HIV/AIDS.
  • Expand your view of Africa with local and regional excursions to places like the National Museum, and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Discover Botswana's rich history and biodiversity with excursions to Bahurutshe Cultural Village and Mokolodi Game Reserve.

Projects

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.

Internships. Get experience for life after college with an internship at a community-based organization, the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Project Concern International, or a local business.CIEE College Study Abroad

 

 

Community Public Health - Semester or Summer

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

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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If you're interested in the program, contact the study abroad advisor Nicole Humphrey at nicoleh@iastate.edu in the Study Abroad Center.