The Polytechnic is a premier University of Science and Technology in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia located in southwest Africa. It is an urban campus in a small city of approximately 230,000. In addition to the social science and humanities offerings, the Polytechnic of Namibia offers viable opportunities for science and technology majors seeking to participate in study abroad experience. Even though Namibia is an under-utilized area in Africa for study abroad, the program is a cost-effective option when compared to other southern African study abroad programs. The campus is approximately 38 acres in size and situated within walking distance from the City Center. The Polytechnic boasts a modern infrastructure with state-of-the-art lecture theaters, computer and research laboratories, library and a hotel school (with accommodation and restaurant).
Students can take courses in six schools at the Polytechnic University of Namibia: the School of Business and Management, the School of Communication, the School of Engineering, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Information Technology and the School of Natural Resources and Tourism. The Polytechnic offers certificates, national diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees. There are 36 bachelors programs, 13 bachelor honors programs and 6 masters degree programs. All courses contained in the catalogues are open to CCIS students. The language of instruction is English. Full time students normally take four courses which are four credit hours each. A 2.5 overall GPA is required for consideration. There is no foreign language requirement for admission.
International students are housed in the Hostels, in the Poly Heights apartment complex on campus, and additional off campus housing. There are apartments, flats and guest houses adjacent to the campus for rental. The University meal plan (three meals per day) is included in the total program cost. Two excursions are also included in the cost of the study abroad experience. One will be a City and Township tour of Windhoek and Katatura townships. The other excursion will be a game drive, trip to Swakomund (beach and sand dune activities), or cultural tour to Bushman/San village. The Polytechnic of Namibia has over one hundred clubs and societies, and the Student Representative Council promotes additional co-curricular activities throughout the year.
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