Study Abroad in Gaborone
College Study Abroad
Explore Gaborone, Africa
Gaborone is the economic, political, and cultural capital of Botswana and reputedly one of Africa’s more low-key capitals – possibly because it hosts two well-known game reserves filled with diverse wildlife that offer a peaceful respite from the bustling city.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Gaborone, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Trips to the National Museum and Khama Rhino Sanctuary
- Excursions to Bahurutshe Cultural Village and Mokolodi Nature Reserve
- Visits to villages to discover public health challenges faced in rural settings
Where Students Study
Located on the campus of University of Botswana.
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.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Gaborone, students can make a tangible difference by donating time and energy at an environmental organization, orphanage, hospice group, soup kitchen, game reserve, or women’s shelter. In addition, students can intern at a community-based organization, such as the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Project Concern International, or a local business.