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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020
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Rolling Admission 07/27/2020 05/27/2021
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 11/01/2020 01/18/2021 05/27/2021

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: African and Afri Amer Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business (Economics), Business (General), Chemistry, Communication, Community Health Promotion, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Fine Art, Food, Human Nutrition & Hsptly, Gender Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, Health Science, History, Human Development & Family Sci, Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
Program Description:

Arts + Sciences

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

With an array of courses in African languages, biological and environmental sciences, business, education, engineering, media studies, and more, Gaborone – or Gab as it’s locally known – is a fantastic place to advance your academics and connect with the people of Botswana.

Take courses, in English, at CIEE’s partner school, University of Botswana, as well as at CIEE Gaborone. You can also choose a for-credit internship at a local business or make a real difference by volunteering at a local organization. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

ENJOY LIFE AS A VILLAGER

and be exposed to different socio-economic space in modern day Botswana during a three-day stay in rural Botswana

EXPLORE A WILDLIFE SANTUARY

with 30 animal species and more than 230 species of birds

PRACTICE SETSWANA

while you lead a research or community project that’s close to your heart

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Excursions & Activities

  • Meet students by joining a campus sports team or student group, such as the Human Rights Organization, or Students Against HIV/AIDS.
  • Expand your view of Africa with local and regional excursions to places like the National Museum, and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Discover Botswana’s rich history and biodiversity with excursions to Bahurutshe Cultural Village and Mokolodi Game Reserve.

Projects

Volunteering. Make a tangible difference by donating time and energy at an environmental organization, orphanage, hospice group, soup kitchen, game reserve, or women’s shelter.

Internships. Get experience for life after college with an internship at a community-based organization such as the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Project Concern International, Nkaikela Youth Group, or a local business.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to local culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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