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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 05/12/2020 05/18/2020 07/27/2020 12/03/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Setswana Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Maximum Credits Available: 15 Prior Language Study: N/A
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility Requirements: Completed a basic writing course, Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Program Description:

Arts + Sciences

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

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. Cultural activities, community projects, and adventures that reveal the country's unforgettable beauty make this a stand-out study-abroad experience.

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, the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Project Concern International, 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 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

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Fall Dates- Late July to Early December
Spring Dates- Early January to Early May

Program Overview

This Madison College sponsored program is run by the Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE). Students will apply to Madison College and to CIEE for acceptance on the program.

Course Information

In addition to the CIEE course offerings and requirements, all students accepted into a semester-long Study Abroad program are required to take the Madison College one credit online course titled "Perspectives on Study Abroad". This course is designed as an introduction to and support of residence and study in another country. Students will learn cultural theories, learning styles, cross-cultural communication skills, and strategies for development of cross-cultural competencies. Students will participate in activities designed to increase their cultural awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity, and own adaptability to another culture. The course will facilitate the intense learning process that occurs when individuals are placed in a new cultural context and will challenge students to explore their own cultural assumptions. The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning may be substituted for this course.


Additional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend two pre-departure orientations. These orientations provide information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

Cost
Program fees will be paid directly to CIEE. Please visit the CIEE webpage for specific program costs. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/botswana/gaborone/arts-sciences/

There is a $200 required fee to Madison College that covers Madison College orientation, the academic equivalent process, support before, during, and after Study Abroad, and all associated services.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.