Directed by Jenny Chabot, PhD (Child Life)
Applications open soon!
Students will have the opportunity to spend four weeks in Cape Town, South Africa shadowing, volunteering and participating in service learning projects at various locations.
The group will work with Connect-123, an organization that develops and manages volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in a variety of cities, including Cape Town. Child life students will work with the child life staff and the pain management team in a variety of inpatient wards throughout Red Cross Children's Hospital. In addition, students will have the chance to participate in four to five children’s health service-learning projects. For child and family studies, students following the child life concentration gain hands-on, structured experience in children’s hospitals that are critical in securing competitive internship placements required for their national certification exam.
Students in the child life specialty, and students interested in working with children and families in healthcare settings are eligible. Child life students must be enrolled in child and family studies and following the child life concentration. Other undergraduate students must have completed Introduction to Child Life (CFS 2980) and graduate students must have completed Foundations and Theory in Child Life (CFS 6280). In addition, students must be in good academic and judicial standing. For more information on the judicial policy go to GoGlobal Judicial Policy.
Connect-123 will provide housing accommodations in furnished apartments for participating students. The apartment building is a 24-hour secured building and each apartment is fully furnished with a kitchen. Students will provide meals for themselves and grocery/produce stores are within walking distance to the apartment building. There is also a coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on the first floor of the building as well as a number of restaurants within walking distance.
Connect-123 plans various optional excursions in and around Cape Town, including a safari (included in program price), site seeing trips along the coast and adventure excursions. All costs involved are shared upfront and students can voluntarily participate. Please note these costs are not a required part of the program and therefore are not listed in the student budget worksheet.
CFS 4590: CFS in International Service (3 OHIO credits)
CFS 5590: CFS in International Service (3 OHIO credits)
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 Non-Ohio Graduate or Undergraduate Instructions to enroll as a non-degree student at Ohio University before you apply for the Botswana Healthcare Program.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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:
Dr. Jenny Chabot