Sharing the expertise of a world-class university with our partners in Botswana to build capacity and excellence in clinical care, education, and research.
Below are the packing essentials for your carry-on and checked bags.
For an extremely thorough packing list, click here.
Visa (if required)
Copies of all three of the above / scan a copy and email to yourself
Copies of prescriptions
Medical insurance Info/card
Cash (US dollars)
Extra Documents for Residents and Physicians doing clinical work:
Completed Botswana Health Professions Council application
4 x Passport photos
Notarized copy of passport
Notarized copy of medical school diploma (If your diploma is in Latin, it needs to be translated to English first, then notarized)
Notarized copy of your state liscenss
Copy of your CV / resume
Laptop, cell phone, ipods, cameras and power cords or other valuable devices and items
Plug converter (convert US plugs to fit Botswana plugs)
Enough of any prescription medication to cover your whole stay (include contact lenses, cleaner, etc)
OTC medicines (cold/flu, anti-histamine/allergy, indigestion/diarrhea, headache, vitamins, etc..)
One set of clothes (optional)
Light colors and light breathable fabrics, bathing suit for summer months (Nov. - March).
Jackets, raincoats, sweaters, scarf, hat, gloves, for the rainy, chilly evenings in the winter months (May - Sept).
Hiking/excercise attire, casual wear and "going out" clothes for the weekends.
If you will have business meetings, dress accordingly. In Botswana, work and business attire leans on the formal side.
Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, face/bodywash, sunscreen, lotion
Bedding/Linens (provided at Pilane Court)
Kitchenware, silverware, cups, bowls, etc. (provided at Pilane Court)
Mosquito net (Gaborone is in a desert climate with few mosquitoes)
Sleeping bag / tent