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*Gateway - PLU | Windhoek, Namibia: Cultural Immersion for Education and the Natural & Social Sciences
Windhoek, Namibia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Travel Registration
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Residence Hall Minimum GPA: 2.7, 3.0 depending on major
Program Type: Gateway Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geosciences, History, Internships, Natural Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
General Education, Major Program Advisor: Will Taylor
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Program Director: Dr. Janet Weiss
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes
Program Description:
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Program Highlights
PLU faculty member on site to provide instruction and support
Housing in new facilities at the University of Namibia
Internship/Research option for Natural Sciences
Practicum for Education majors in local schools
Two major study tours that explore the vast cultural and natural resources throughout the country

Namibia is located along the southern Atlantic coast of Africa, between Angola and South Africa. Although it is the 31st largest country in the world, it is one of the least densely populated with slightly more than two million people living there. The national language is English, although the vast majority of peoples’ first language is one of at least 13 different regional languages. This program is based in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, a modern city of 200,000 located in the geographical center of the country. The city reflects the German colonial influence and the impact of apartheid and South African occupation, as well as the presence of 11 different ethnic groups. It is a cosmopolitan city with excellent hotels, restaurants, shops, banks and hospital facilities and houses the branches of government.

Finances
The PLU comprehensive fee for Spring semester covers this academic experience (instruction and academic credit, housing and meal stipend, study tours, study abroad insurance, visa fees and $750 flight credit). To find the current comprehensive fee for one semester, divide the total full-year cost listed on the Admissions website by two. Please note that the comprehensive fee varies each year, and the cost of this program will be based on the year in which you study away. Financial aid applies.

Out-pocket expenses include: roundtrip air travel balance after the $750 flight credit, books, personal excursions, and other miscellaneous expenses

Scholarships
PLU Global Scholar Award
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


More Details
Visit the program website for more information, past participants stories, photos and more!


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/30/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2018 05/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.