Namibia: Namibia Semester

Windhoek, Namibia

Program Overview

Windhoek (Pop. 250,000) is, located in southern Africa, and is the biggest city in the country. Students will take courses at the Polytechnic of Namibia located in the capital city. It is an urban campus in walking distance to downtown.

The attractive town lies in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south. Towards the west, stretches the Khomas Highland to the Namib and the coast. Windhoek combines the modern city architectural style with that of the German colonial era. The city has a cosmopolitan flare. The influence of the German language and culture is, in many ways, still present. There are German restaurants where one can have traditional German dishes, bread and beer, and even celebrate the German carnival.

Namibia, is Africa, with its friendly, natural people, endless thornbush savannah, Mopane bushland, Makalani palms and Baobabs, with lions and elephants, zebras and giraffes, an animal world as rich in species as no other on earth. Namibia is home to the Etosha National Park and many other game and nature reserves.


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Academic Profile

Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek

Course Offerings

Courses are available in the following disciplines. The language of instruction for all courses is English.

The School of Business and Management
Department of Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics, Human Resources Management, Office Management and Technology, Marketing and Public Management.

The School of Communication
Department of Communication, English, Journalism and Media Technology, and Legal Studies

The School of Engineering
Department of Architecture, Civil-, Electrical- (Electronic- & Power-), Mechanical-, Mining-, and Transportation Engineering

The School of Health
Department of Biomedical Science, Environmental Health Science and Emergency Medical Care

The School of Information Technology
Department of Business Computing, Information Systems Administration and Software Engineering.

The School of Natural Resources and Tourism
Department of Agriculture, Natural Conservation, Land Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Service Learning Opportunities

You can earn semester credit at social services organizations such as an organization for the educational development of the San (Bushman People), an orphans home, legal aid society, HIV-Aids support group or women’s support organization. Students can take courses and engage in service learning opportunity.


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Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

The Polytechnic of Namibia provides a full array of student services that are available to the international student. Student Services are designed to contribute to the health, social, academic, career, sports, cultural, moral, intellectual, and physical well-being of students. There are a multitude of student organizations and clubs. Polytechnic Student Life

Game parks, beaches, hiking, balloon sky rides, quad bike rides on sand dunes, as well as cinema and theatre, museums, lectures and concerts are just some of the possible activities for students. Namibia Tourism


The program costs include housing and meals. Students will be housed at the Polytechnic on campus or and additional off campus housing. Off campus housing is located in a quiet residential area adjacent to the campus.


Windhoek, Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia Semester Program Details


Spring 2017
Fall 2016

February 4-June 23, 2017
July 11-November 18, 2016

Application Deadline(s)

Spring 2016
Fall 2016

October 16, 2015
May 6, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

A 2.5 GPA is required, along with transcripts and one letter of recommendation for admission into the program open to students of freshman through senior standing.




Costs Included

Tuition, room and, health insurance, CCIS fees and visa fees

Costs Not Included

Books ($200), Estimated Costs, Meals ($600-1000) Airfare ($1,800), Personal expenses ($2,000)

Entry Requirements

A valid passport is required to study abroad as in any country. Namibia requires a visa for students studying Please allow ample time (about two months) to apply for your visa though Lincoln University. All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

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Your Adventure in Namibia Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

Connie Lundy, Director of International Programs and Services
Lincoln University of PA
Lincoln Hall, PO Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352
(484)365-7785/8186 (tel)
(484)365-7822 (fax)

How do I apply?

IMPORTANT: Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms below. To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.


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CCIS Online Application & Instructions

CCIS Online Student Recommendation

Application Fee: $150.00

(Students: DO NOT send the student recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.) 

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.