Gaborone is a center for the medical field in Botswana. On this co-sponsored summer program, students take courses at the CIEE center with other U.S.-based students on the public health industry in Botswana. Students also take a Setswana language course as part of the program requirements.
Community Public Health Summer
This application has closed.
Summer 2019: 6/3 - 7/26
- Program Organization
- This is an IU Co-Sponsored Program
- Summer Program offered by Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- Typical enrollment: 20 students from U.S. colleges and universities
- Academic Program
- Summer Community Public Health program
- Includes week-long field placement in rural clinic
- 10 IU credits for three courses:
- Setswana Language and Culture Practicum (4 credits) (LING-OS 100*)
- Pre-Professional Health Care Issues in Botswana (3 credits) (SPH-H 445)
- Community Health Practicum (3 credits) (SPH-B 496)
*OS 100 is the default designation to identify courses recorded as undistributed elective credit that has not yet been evaluated by an IU department for a specific equivalency. The OS 100 courses can count in total hours toward graduation.
*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors CIEE program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all CIEE tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.
- Additional Information
- Single room apartment-style residences on the University of Botswana campus
- Homestays with families within the immediate neighborhood of campus
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
- are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- are in at least your second full-time semester of college
- have approximately a 2.75 cumulative GPA
Preference given to students who have completed college-level coursework in public health.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
- IU portion of fee: $228.00
- CIEE portion of fee*paid to IU bursar: $6,792.50 (includes academic fees, some meals with homestay option, local excursions, and insurance)
- Meals: $700
- International Airfare: CIEE estimates $1,560 for East Coast departures
- See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
*Special discounted CIEE fee for IU students. Based on published CIEE materials. Indiana University cannot guarantee the prices charged by CIEE and is not responsible for any price increase or change. Program qualifies for need-based CIEE Overseas Study Program Specific Scholarships. Applications should be submitted to Overseas Study at the time of program application.
Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due March 8, 2019.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
- IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs with some exceptions. Please carefully check these exceptions before you commit to a program.
- CIEE scholarships and grants available.
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program Contacts
Study Abroad Advisor
Provides detailed guidance and answers questions about specific programs or coursework available.
Student Services Coordinator
Helps students navigate the application process and coordinates with cosponsoring organizations.