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University of Botswana - Fall
Dear Participants,
 
Thank you for choosing the University of California Education Abroad Program. We hope that you will have an amazing experience in Gaborone and will look back on it as a highlight of your UC education. For this program, UCEAP has partnered with CIEE. As a UCEAP student, the terms of your participation differ from students who are enrolled with CIEE independently or through another university. It is important for you to be aware of these differences and understand your unique responsibilities as a UCEAP student abroad.
 
The materials that have been provided to you by CIEE should be read carefully.  Always keep in mind, however, that you are concurrently enrolled at UC while participating through CIEE in Botswana. This means that, among other things, the grades you earn while in Gaborone will appear on your UC transcript as direct UC credit rather than transfer credit, and unlike other students you may meet in the program, you will pay your fees to UCEAP rather than directly to CIEE. You are also covered by insurance that is a part of your UCEAP participation. Finally, you will have additional resources and contacts through UCEAP with whom you need to communicate. The details of these separate and unique “UCEAP elements” of your participation are outlined in this short supplement. Please be familiar with them before departing for Botswana.
 
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Contacts

CIEE

Your first point of contact while abroad will be the on-site CIEE Resident Staff in Gaborone, including:
 
CIEE Resident Director in Gaborone
Kyle Turk
T: 011-267-355-5253
 

YOUR UCEAP NETWORK

While you will stay in close touch with the CIEE staff on-site, you will also need to know your contacts at the UCEAP Systemwide Office. The UCEAP Systemwide Office establishes and operates programs all over the world, and coordinates UCEAP administration for all UC campuses from its headquarters in Goleta, California.
 
Program Advisor
Ann Logan
Phone: (805) 893-2831; E-mail: alogan@eap.ucop.edu
 
International Operations Specialist
Amy Frohlich
Phone: (805) 893-6152; E-mail: afrohlich@eap.ucop.edu
 
International Academics Specialist
Eva Bilandzia
Phone: (805) 893-2598; E-mail: ebilandzia@eap.ucop.edu
 
Student Finance Accountant
Antonette Escarsega
Phone: (805) 893-4023; E-mail: studentfinance@eap.ucop.edu
 
Academics & Your UC Registration
As a dual UCEAP and CIEE student, make sure you understand all of your academic resources as well as your academic responsibilities. Remember that other students on the program will be bound to different home-university policies. Regardless of CIEE regulations, you must also meet UCEAP requirements.
 
The most important thing to understand is that you will be concurrently enrolled in your courses both through CIEE, and through UCEAP’s MyEAP Study List. Completing your MyEAP Study List is the only way for your UCEAP courses and grades to appear on your UC transcript.  See “Credit and Registration” on the next page.
 
The CIEE resident staff should be your first contact for most issues, but remember if you have significant academic, health, personal, or financial issues that may impact your academic performance, be sure to contact UCEAP staff to discuss options and consequences.
 
Credit and Registration
Because you will be receiving direct UC credit rather than transfer credit, you will be enrolled concurrently with CIEE and UCEAP.
 

Registering through CIEE: Signing up for courses

  • You will be required to pre-register for courses before arriving on-site. Your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor will notify you when details about the course registration process are available in your online CIEE account. Please take this pre-registration seriously and act fast—enrollment is first come-first served.
     
  • Neither CIEE nor UCEAP Systemwide Office can assist you with questions about fulfilling home department requirements. You will need to contact your home UC department advisor. 

Registering through UCEAP: Entering your courses into your MyEAP Registration Study List

  • In the first month of the program, you’ll receive detailed instructions from the UCEAP Systemwide Office. It's critical that you read and respond to all e-mails regarding the registration process.
     
  • Search the MyEAP course catalog to select courses taken by previous students and enter course information for new course offerings. 
     
  • Include the correct number of UC units in UC quarter units (even for semester campus students).
     
  • The Systemwide Office reviews courses (especially subject areas and division) and finalizes Study Lists.  Check your final Study List carefully, as it determines how your courses will appear on your transcript.
 
Financial Information
Understanding Your Finances
 
Your MyEAP Account & Budget
 
 
Handling Money Abroad
Diversity at UCEAP
Insurance
UCEAP Insurance Plan
 
CIEE Insurance
 
Staying Healthy
Local Medical Facilities
Physical Health
 
Mental Health
 
Health Risks
Prescription Medications
Staying Safe
Minimize Risk
 
Crime & Prevention
Civil Unrest
Traffic & Transportation Safety
UCEAP Contingency Planning
 
Fire Safety
 
In An Emergency
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