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CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/11/2018 05/18/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Setswana Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Maximum Credits Available: 15 Prior Language Study: N/A
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:

CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
Ready to learn in the heart of southern Africa, a land of diverse and vibrant beauty? In Botswana with CIEE, you’ll experience the friendly people and beautiful nature of one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Learn firsthand about the country’s rich history, prominent culture, and biodiversity. CIEE’s program is full of interaction with the people of this special country. Take classes with local students, learn the Setswana language, go on excursions, live with a local family, and so much more.

Study abroad in Gaborone and you'll:
  • Choose from direct enrollment courses in social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, engineering and technology, education, business, and health sciences
  • Enhance your learning through a language and culture practicum to build a bridge between language and experiential learning
  • Participate in a rural homestay to get an understanding of the interaction between traditional and modern issues in Botswana today
  • Learn about Botswana’s rich history and biodiversity through excursions to Bahurutshe Cultural Village, Mokolodi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park
 
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 


 


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.