Program will not run in Summer 2010 due to scheduling conflicts related to the World Cup being held in South Africa. Students hoping to participate should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative program options or come in during our walk-in advising hours Mon-Fri 1-4 p.m. in Lindley Hall 185. Please check back for updates related to the summer 2011 program.
HIV/AIDS Field School
A unique opportunity to benefit from direct contact with organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention initiatives in Gaborone, the vibrant capital city of this small Southern African country. Program activities include hands-on field work, workshops, HIV/AIDS communication program planning, and lectures at the University of Botswana.
Through active engagement with professionals in HIV/AIDS organizations, participants can expect to develop and refine skills necessary for successful HIV/AIDS program planning and implementation. With contact with the people of Botswana, participants can gain in-depth, practical understanding and experience of the impact of HIV/AIDS and a society's response to it. All this happens in Africa's fastest growing city and in one of Africa's most peaceful and prosperous countries. Despite being ravaged by HIV/AIDS, Botswana is home to a rich and vibrant cultural tradition that participants can expect to enjoy.
mid June - mid July
1st summer session
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to graduate students enrolled in various programs such as, but not limited to, Communication and Development Studies, Communication Studies, International Studies, African Studies, and Health Sciences. Upper-level undergraduate students with relevant interest or experience will be considered. Successful participants must have an interest in HIV/AIDS or experience researching/working in HIV/AIDS-related areas. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is required.
Students on judicial probation at the start of the study abroad program will not be allowed to participate; there is an appeal process for those with B-level violations. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
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Participants will have shared accommodation in residence halls at the University of Botswana.
Courses and credits
The below is a sample of classes that have been offered in the past but specific course offerings will be updated on an annual basis:
COMS 480 Topics in Communication
COMS 496A Health Communication Internship
EDCE 610 Field Experience in Counseling
INST 410 HIV/AIDS Research-Botswana INST 490 International Studies Ind. Study
INST 690 Communication and Development Ind. Study.
INST 610E HIV/AIDS Research-Botswana
TCOM 694 Telecommunications Ind. Study
TCOM 498 Special Problems in Tele-Communications TCOM 499 Independent Readings
Participants must register for a full load of coursework.
Billed by Ohio University:
*Costs are subject to change. Financial aid may be applied to program costs.
Dr. Yegan Pillay
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840