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  • Locations: All, Malawi
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics Department/School: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Shaliah Armstrong,
Student Level: SR-Senior GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:

AU COSAM – Clinical Laboratory
Sciences in Malawi



In collaboration with Chikondi Health Foundation and Blessings Hospital, students will work with lab techs in Malawi, Africa, as part of this study abroad program. Students will work alongside an American surgical team that services mobile clinics and rural hospital settings, and students will also visit the national hospital, blood bank, and school of health science.

This experience allows students to engage other cultures in a professional environment and work with children at an orphanage on the campus with the hospital. Students will be able to interact with ongoing medical care seen in an African country with opportunities for cooperative learning and teaching.


Check out the 2017 Program Brochure for more information!


  • Students must be in good standing at Auburn University
  • Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA
  • Students must have taken Hematology and/or Immunohematology


Summer 2016:

  • 29 May 2016: Date of group travel to Malawi
  • 31 May 2016: Program start date
  • 28 June 2016: Program end date
  • 30 June 2016: Date of return travel to the U.S.


Students must be enrolled in BIOL 4970 (4 credits).


Contact the Faculty Director regarding cost information.


While in Malawi, students will be housed in guest houses with four bedrooms, bunk beds, two complete bathrooms, electricity, water, flush toilets, and showers. The guest houses are located within walking distance to the hospital.


Students will travel to Liwonde National park on a safari and will also visit the capital city of Lilongwe for sightseeing and cultural exchange.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • Students will need a visa to enter Malawi


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page.

This program is currently not accepting applications.