Namibia: Namibia Summer

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

Spend your Summer in Namibia

Community Development in Namibia
Course Title: Service Learning In Namibia
Credit Hours: 6
Duration: 4 weeks, June 23 - July 18, 2014
Course Description:
This course is designed for students interested in proving service to in-need communities in Namibia. The course includes an orientation to the African and Namibian social environment. Students will engage in service learning work with civil society organizations to provide service to in-need communities of women and children. Students will work at civil society organizations such as an orphans home, legal aid society, HIV-Aids support group, animal conservation organization, or women's support organization. Students will be required to present assignments based on the field work.

All majors are eligible. No prerequisites.


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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 Summer Program Details


4 weeks, June 20 - July 16, 2016

Application Deadline(s)

April 1, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; freshman through senior standing; transcripts; two letters of recommendation; minimum of 18 years of age.



Costs Included

Tuition. Room, Health Insurance, Application Fees and Visa Fees

Costs Not Included

Airfare (estimated $2000), Meals Estimated $600, Personal Expenses ($300-500)

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.

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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.