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CIEE Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Summerterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.75
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English,Other

CIEE Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana
Botswana has one of the most vibrant health care 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 study abroad experience.
Study abroad in Gaborone and you'll:
  • Study with local professors and students though direct enrollment at the University of Botswana
  • 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 multiday stay in a rural village
Find out more.

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

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with CIEE to offer affiliate program options to UMD students across the globe. While you will maintain your UMD student status while you are away, you will work directly with CIEE program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a CIEE program
All CIEE courses are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer. Study tours and classes offered on a pass/fail basis are not transferrable.

Transcript from a CIEE program
UMD will require the CIEE School of Record transcript from Tulane University in order to apply your study abroad credits to your UMD degree. CIEE waives the fee to issue a School of Record transcript for UMD students. Please ensure that the transcript from Tulane University is sent to UMD Education Abroad at the end of your semester abroad. CIEE will provide instructions and deadlines for submitting your School of Record Request.

Costs & Billing for a CIEE program
The affiliate program costs apply to this program.  All fees are billed to your UMD student account unless otherwise noted. The following CIEE program fee discounts apply to UMD students: 

  • $750 discount for CIEE summer programs
  • $1,500 discount for CIEE semester programs
  • Waiver of $500 school of record fee

As part of your program application to CIEE, you will pay a $50 application fee to CIEE directly. If accepted, you will then pay a $300 confirmation fee (deposit) to CIEE directly. The remaining CIEE program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships
Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and CIEE Scholarships & Grants, including both need-based and merit-based awards. To be considered for the CIEE funding, just check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your CIEE program application.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017 07/24/2017 12/02/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017 01/13/2018 05/25/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.