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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
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.
Run by multiparty democracy, Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable countries. Most of its people belong to a single ethnic group, the Tswana, and the country is well known for its rich biodiversity and diverse landscapes. The capital Gaborone is one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, located in the south, close to the South African border. Gaborone hosts the headquarters of the 14-nation Southern African Development Community, which focuses on regional development, economic growth, and poverty relief.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.75 is required to be considered for this program.
Late July – Early December
Early January – Early June
AREAS OF STUDY
- Environmental Studies
- Political Science
- Public Health
to find the list of available courses.
Homestays (host families provide two meals a day)
Shared housing (meals not included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
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.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
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.