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Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Ngaoundere, Cameroon; Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Animal Husbandry Cameroon



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This experience will combine lectures with practical laboratory exercises on site for students to gain broad knowledge of diseases of tropical animals, tropical livestock production systems, foreign animal diseases and general concepts of disease risk and control in populations. Students will gain an appreciation for different husbandry systems and disease control settings and their strengths and weaknesses. Lectures and laboratories will be held in groups composed of The Ohio State University and University of Ngaoundere students and will include group work and social activities to improve communication and teamwork skills across cultures and languages.


The program will primarily be at the University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon. Lab work and other activities will be held on-campus, but side visits and other activities will take place in and around Ngaoundere.


Students will be staying in a hotel in Ngaoundere, Cameroon. Rooms have beds, electricity, linens, and desks. Shower and toilet facilities are shared and students are responsible for their own laundry. There is limited power (due to outages) and wireless internet access.

Resident Directors

Resident Director - 
Prosper N. Boyaka, PhD
Department of Veterinary Biosciences

Involved in Planning - 
Rebecca Garabed
Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Education Abroad Coordinator

Timothy Hornsby



Courses and Credit Animal Husbandry Cameroon tab2

The pre-requisite course for this program is VETPREV 7760 (2.5 credit hours) which is offered spring semester. Upon acceptance to the program, students will enroll in VETPREV 7761 (1-3 credit hours) for Summer Semester.



Application Requirement Animal Husbandry Cameroon tab3

All students must have received a satisfactory grade in VETPREV 7760 to be eligible to travel on the program.

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be a graduate or professional student and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Animal Husbandry Cameroon tab4

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,600 program fee. The program fee includes in-country transportation (land and air), most meals, lodging, visa (for USA citizens), supplemental health insurance, and in-country instruction. It does not cover international airfare, baggage fees (if applicable), some meals (~8), vaccinations, or personal expenses. 

This program has been generously subsidized by the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.  The program fee would have been $4,200 without subsidy.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.



Information Sessions Animal Husbandry Cameroon tab5

  • November 9, 2017 at noon in Goss Auditorium
See a presentation and other information about the Cameroon education abroad program at


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


This program includes travel to a risk designated country and all participants at the time of acceptance must submit a petition provided by the Office of International Affairs acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved. All programs administered through the Office of International Affairs that include travel to countries with a risk designation have received prior approval by the International Travel Policy Committee.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/07/2018
02/01/2018 05/20/2018 06/02/2018
Summer 2019 01/03/2019 01/15/2019 TBA TBA

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