May 22, 2019 - June 12, 2019
*Dates may vary by 1-2 days
Co-Directed by Gillian Ice, MPH, PhD
and Eliza Harper, MSN, RN
Explore a variety of healthcare settings in under-resourced areas while gaining vital experience shadowing doctors, nurses and clinicians.
Applications open now!
Applications due Feb. 15
This program provides participants with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on learning in the hospital setting as well as witness global medical issues. Students will discover the basic concepts of global health in the beautiful African country of Botswana.
Students will have the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in a variety of situations at the Princess Marina Hospital as well as other hospitals, clincis and home visits. A series of lectures on health and healthcare in Botswana will be provided by local experts. A service learning opportunity is available at Camp Hill, a residential school for children with disabilities.
Nursing and Nutrition Students - Earn Hours!
Open to OHIO medical, nursing, physician assistant, pre-med, nutrition, and other health profession students and graduate students in related fields in good standing (Heritage College) or at least a 3.0 overall GPA. Non-Ohio University students also accepted.
Please check the Office of Global Opportunities link to the Policy on Judicial Standing for study abroad participants.
Students will be housed at the University of Botswana with breakfast and dinner provided at the University.
Students will participate in day and weekend excursions to the Botswana National Museum, the local craft area, the Gaborone Game Reserve and a safari in the Okavango Delta. All excursions included in program costs.
OHIO University Students: Complete the GOIS Online Program Application
Non-OHIO University students: follow the Non-Ohio Graduate or Undergraduate Instructions to enroll as a non-degree student at Ohio University before you apply for the Botswana Healthcare Program.
Please refer to the Global Health Program Checklist for instructions on submitting additional information once you have been nominated for a program. This checklist also includes information on course registration for programs.
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the U.S. State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination. Also refer to International SOS for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
It is each student's individual responsibility to determine the entry and exit requirements specific to their personal situation. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. The following information will hold true for most U.S. passport holders. U.S. citizens may need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates, if you have recently visited the country, or if you plan to travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program in order to determine your appropriate course of action.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for non-US citizens can be found here.