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    CIEE High School Summer in Gaborone, Botswana: Public Health

    CIEE High School Summer in Gaborone, Botswana: Public Health


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Botswana
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership, Youth Outreach, Public Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Assess the health needs of local communities in Botswana, an African nation making great strides in public healthcare.  

    Public health is the science and practice of improving communities' well-being through preventative measures and interventions. In Botswana, investigate the benefits of government investment in healthcare infrastructure. Collaborate with local community-based organizations (CBOs) dedicated to identifying and addressing population health needs. Join experts and other Global Navigators to help implement a health fair in rural Botswana.

    Conduct health assessments, discuss healthcare interventions, and analyze how government policies influence the health of communities. Engage with residents to promote preventative care and healthy habits. Meet local high school students to reflect on the health challenges facing teens in the region.  

    Immerse yourself in local traditions with your host family over home-cooked dishes, like seswaa (stewed beef) and bogobe (stiff melon porridge). Spot lions and elephants in their natural habitat on your excursion to the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s Seven Wonders. In Gaborone, you’ll grow to be a more empathic caregiver and find inspiration for future service or a career in public health.