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Botswana Rehabilitation Services

July 28 - Aug. 16, 2019, Gaborone and Francistown, Botswana

Directed by Janice Howman, PT MEd, Michele Courtney, PT/CLT, PhD, MBA, and Rebecca Meier, AuD CCC-A FAAA

Applications open now!

Applications due Feb. 15

Students 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, Princess Marina Hospital, Mariri Speech Therapists and Audiologists and Progressive Physiotherapy 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.

Past Program Blog


Open to graduate students in the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. Please check the  Office of Global Opportunities link  for 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 OHIO Credits)
  • CSD7930 Independent Study (4 OHIO Credits)


 *Non-resident surcharge waived for this program

Application Process

OHIO University Students:  Complete the  GOIS Online Program Application

  • Academic and 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 n on-Ohio Graduate or Undergraduate Instructions  to enroll as a non-degree student at Ohio University before you apply for the Botswana Healthcare 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

Botswana Cultural Orientation : You must use your OHIO ID and password to log into media site.

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  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.

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 U.S. passport holders. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here. 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.

For more Information, please contact:
Janice Howman
Phone: 740.593.1614
Phone: 740.593.9474
Phone: 740.593.0448