CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
With friendly faces and an array of university courses in biological sciences, business, engineering, African languages, media studies, and more, Gaborone – or Gab as it’s locally known – is a fine place to connect with the people of Botswana. Homestays, community projects, and adventures that reveal the country’s unforgettable beauty make this a stand-out study-abroad experience.
Study abroad in Gaborone and you'll:
- Meet with village leaders and join family gatherings and cultural traditions during a three-day stay in rural Botswana.
- Safari in Chobe National Park, where elephants, hippos, crocs, lions, leopards, and a mind-boggling number of birds roam free.
- Practice Setswana while you lead research or a community project that’s close to your heart.
This program helps students join the campus community as they develop Setswana language skills and take unique courses. Volunteer opportunities and excursions help students get to know community members. Together, these pieces give students a solid understanding of contemporary Botswana culture and its role in southern Africa.
University of Botswana. Established in 1982, the university strives to improve economic and social conditions for the nation, while advancing as an African university with a regional and international outlook. With 15,000 students and a staff of more than 2,000, the university is committed to academic freedom and integrity, cultural authenticity, and internationalism. Except for the CIEE Language and Culture Practicum, courses are taught by faculty from the University of Botswana.
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.