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Botswana Rehabilitation Services

Applications open Fall 2015. Application Deadline:  February 1, 2016  

School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences


July 23 to August 11, 2016
Gaborone and Francistown, Botswana


Directed by Janice Howman, PT MEd and Janice Wright, MACCC-SLP


2013-08-13 04Students will have the opportunity to explore rehabilitation services in under resourced areas and co-treat with physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists/audiologists at Camphill Community Trust, PrincessMarina Hospital, Mariri Speech Therapists and Audiologists and ProgressivePhysiotherapy Clinic in Otse, Gaborone and Francistown.

As a part of their involvement students will assist faculty in the development of a workshop on rehabilitation services for health professionals and educators in Botswana.

2015 Program Blog



Open to graduate students in the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. Please check the Office of Global Opportunities link to the Policy on Judicial Standing for Study Abroad Participants. 

Living Arrangements

Students will be housed at self-catering locations in Gaborone and Francistown.


Students will have the opportunity to participate in day and weekend excursions to the Botswana National Museum, the local craft area, the Main Mall, the Gaborone Game Reserve and the Ladies # 1 Detective Agency Tour 

Courses & Credits

  • PT7930 Independent Study (4)
  • CSD7930 Independent Study (4)


Graduate Student Budget Worksheet

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet

Application Process

OHIO University Students: Complete the GOIS On-line Program Application.

  • Year 3 & 4 Heritage College medical students applying for faculty directed programs must also obtain and send a letter from your Clinical Education office confirming that you have permission to include the program in your schedule and that you are in good academic standing. 
  • Academic & Judicial Checks:  An academic and judicial check on all OHIO students is conducted before application and prior to departure.

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 Rehabilitation Services Program.

Post Nomination Checklist 

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.  

Funding Opportunities

Program Updates

2014 Botswana Rehabilitation Services Blog

Information on Botswana

CIA World Factbook

Botswana Cultural Orientation - You must use your OHIO ID and password to log into Mediasite.

Health and Safety

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 US State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

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 US passport holders. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at  US 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.


For more information, contact:


Janice Howman, 740-593-1614 or Janice Wright, 740-593-9474