CIEE: Gaborone - Community Public Health

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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 ... read more

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yes!! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about public health care and the challenges that accompany providing healthcare to a large population. I learned about the positive and negative effects of urbanization. I also learned a lot about cultural differences and what it felt like to stand out so much in a new culture. I think I became a little bit more ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Gaborone - Community Public Health
I learned so much from this experience that it is difficult to put into words. While it was extremely challenging and frustrating at times, it was 100% worthwhile and I would recommend a study abroad experience to anyone that is able to do so. I learned that while I am extremely blessed with my life in America, I do not need as ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Real life experience in public health sector - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I had an amazing time during my semester abroad and learned a lot about how the healthcare system works in Botswana. Additionally, this experience was very impactful because I have spent a lot of my time in classrooms learning about Africa as a whole. The opportunity to hear about perspectives about Botswana and Africa from peop... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of patience and acceptance of different cultures. I learned that everything will work out in the end. And I value my current education at Clark. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Past Review Vale La Pena!
Of course, it was very worthwhile, but the country itself as difficult and very challenging to live in. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review

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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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • African Languages, Literature
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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