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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Service-Learning Opportunities Duration: Short Term
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Botswana is a success story of economic and political stability where many African countries have failed. However, it has faced a public health challenge due to high HIV/AIDS prevalence as well as socio-cultural and environmental issues of the San marginalized population in Moremi Game Reserve. Involving faculty from NC State and the University of Botswana, this program will survey the political and economic history of the country, the culture of the people, the public health issues facing the country, as well as the socio-cultural and environmental issues of the San population in Khwai village in Moremi Game Reserve. The program will include a service learning project among the Khwai community, in addition to excursions to Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls.

ACADEMICS
The program will involve two 3 credit courses: COM 392 and COM 498. COM 392 fulfills Social Sciences and US Diversity GEP requirements. The proposed program has the following objectives: to enable students to understand the historical and political institutions that have led to Botswana’s economic success; to enable students to understand the culture and social organizations and how these have been incorporated in the political institutions; to enable the students to understand the public health issues that have led to the HIV/AIDS crisis in Botswana; to analyze the socio-cultural, environmental, and health issues of the San population in Khwai village; and to expose the students to the abundant wildlife as well the natural beauty of Victoria Falls.

PROGRAM FACTS
  • Courses
    • COM 392: International Cross-Cultural Communication - fulfills Social Sciences and US Diversity GEPs
    • COM 498: International Health Issues and Communication
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 23 - June 21, 2019
  • Locations
    • Gaborone, Botswana
  • Contact
    • Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo 
      jkiwanu@ncsu.edu 
  • Eligibility
    • 2.5+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS
Students will be housed in University of Botswana student accommodations. 

EXCURSIONS
The program includes excursions to the Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students to meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to study_abroad@ncsu.edu
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/23/2019 06/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.