Study Abroad in Botswana

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Study in Botswana and explore Africa’s shining example of a peaceful, multi-party democracy.

Crowned “The Jewel of Africa,” Botswana is located in the southern region of the continent and boasts some of the region’s major tourist attractions, including well-preserved national parks, the Okavango Delta, and the majestic Kalahari Desert. If you want to experience studying and living in Botswana, look no further than CIEE!

Explore CIEE’s study abroad programs in Botswana and experience one of Africa’s safest, most affordable countries. In Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, you’ll learn about the countries’ exotic wildlife, Tswana culture, and historic past, all while completing courses across a variety of subjects, including public health, communication, wildlife ecology and conservation, African literature, business, economics, and more! 

Outside of the classroom, you can become involved in the community by volunteering with community organizations or interning with a local business. With rural day visits, cultural excursions, and a language and culture practicum, you’ll enjoy a fully immersive study abroad experience and gain unparalleled insight into this beautiful developing nation.

Study Abroad Programs in Botswana

Study in Botswana Reviews

  • "There was a lot of support and it was organized. I had a great experience"

    Student, Spring 2018
  • "Studying abroad is an amazing experience and the CIEE staff I worked with did a great job being involved in the transition to Botswana."

    Student, Spring 2018
  • "My most memorable experience was performing traditional setswana dance with UB's traditional dance team."

    Student, Spring 2018

Frequently Asked Questions


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Botswana is one of Africa’s safest countries, but as with any study abroad destination, we recommend that students keep their belongings near them, stay aware of their surroundings, and travel in groups when possible.


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You can choose to study abroad on any one of our programs in Botswana, from Arts + Sciences, Community Public Health, Botswanan Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology + Conservation, and more! Coursework varies depending on your program, but students have the option to select courses across a variety of disciplines, including business, public health, communication, media, conservation, history, and more!


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Botswana and South Africa are neighboring countries in Africa’s southernmost region. While next door to each other, there are notable differences between each nation. Botswana is generally regarded as the cheaper, more pure country in terms of wildlife and conservation. South Africa, on the other hand, is regarded as the more expensive and populated destination with almost 30x more people than Botswana and nearly 1800 miles of coastline.

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