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  • Locations: All, Malawi
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Shaliah Armstrong,
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: SR-Senior Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Applicant Requirement: Only AU students may apply Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:

AU COSAM – Clinical LaboratorySciences in Malawi

Contact the Faculty Director for application:  Dr. Shaliah Armstrong Paper applications due to Dr. Armstrong in SCL 309 before December 1st, 2018. 


Blessing Hospital

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 coopera
tive learning and teaching.

Check out the Program Brochure for more information!

Lab Picture Malawi

Participants should be able to navigate bus and train transportation, extensive walking, and stairs.


  • 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 2019:

  • 28 May 2019: Departure Date for the optional safari before the program begins
  • 31 May 2019: Program start date
  • 08 June 2019: Group departs for U.S.A
  • 09 June 2019: Program end date

Hands On Work MalawiCOURSES

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


The cost of the program is the plane ticket + $650. The average cost of the airline ticket plus trip fee is about $2,500 per person. Your $650 fee is all inclusive from the time you land in Malawi. The earlier you sign up, raise funds, the cheaper we can buy your ticket. You’ll be provided with comfortable housing, all meals, transportation, t-shirt, & travel health insurance. A $100 deposit is required at the time of application to secure your spot.

Contact the Faculty Director regarding cost specific information: Dr. Shaliah Armstrong


The Blessings Hospital complex includes a comfortable guest house to accommodate our team. Rooms have bunk-style beds, hot showers, and electricity. Our four guest huts have private rooms and a private bath. The team meals will be coordinated by an American and be a mixture of local
dishes and American favorites. We have wonderful Malawian coffee and tea ordered straight from the plantation. Housing can be made for any dietary needs or for persons with CPAP machines. The housing is supplied with its own water system and full generator backup. 


For an additional cost students can experience the amazing wildlife Malawi has to offer at the beautiful Mvuu Camp at Liwonde National Park. The first class accommodation and food will make the game viewing even more enjoyable. Liwonde is home to hundreds of elephants, hippos, monkeys, crocodiles, antelopes, and more than 700 types of birds. Students will also visit the capital city of Lilongwe for sightseeing and cultural experience. 

Malawi Streets


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.

 Suggested vaccinations for Malawi are Hep A & B, typhoid, & an up-to-date tetanus. You will also want a prescription for a malaria medication (doxycycline is the most common).


  • Students will need a visa to enter Malawi- which can be obtained upon arrival in Malawi for $75


Contact the Faculty Director:  Dr. Shaliah Armstrong Paper applications due to Dr. Armstrong in SCL 309 before December 1st, 2018. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.