Kaitlyn Brus

Program: CIEE - Botswana (Community Public Health)

Program Type: Non-UF

Major: Microbiology and Cell Science; Anthropology

Certificate: Medical Anthropology Certificate

Office Hours: Monday 10:40 am - 11:30 am

About Me:

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn! I studied abroad in Gaborone, Botswana through CIEE in their Summer Public Health program as a rising sophomore in Summer 2019. I chose this program due to my interest in not only medicine but also African culture and linguistics. This program completely changed my career and life plans as I realized my passion for global health equity was better suited for public health than being a practicing physician. The experience of study abroad has not only helped shape by future goals, but has instilled a love for travel and learning about other cultures and their practices, taught me language skills (shoutout to anyone who can also speak Setswana!), made me more confident in my own abilities to adapt to new environments and in assimilating with new peoples, and gave me a collection of new friends and experiences that I will have forever!