Gaborone, Botswana

Botswanan Wildlife Conservation

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Information for term Botswanan Wildlife Conservation

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 9 – 29, 2019 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 8 – 28, 2019 (3 weeks)


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Study wildlife and conservation in one of Africa’s most picturesque destination.

See everything from antelope to zebras as you explore the desert, grasslands, and deltas of one of Africa’s most remote regions, teeming with wildlife. Alongside an expert guide and conservationist, you’ll learn firsthand how people in Botswana are studying and protecting wildlife and ecosystems.

Botswana is one of Africa’s most beautiful and biodiverse countries and it has a strong economy built on diamond mining and tourism. But you won't feel like a tourist. You’ll camp in pristine parks, meet and spend time with Batswana, and get a feel for wildlife research and habitat restoration. You’ll gain real-world scientific and wildlife surveying skills, plus knowledge about Africa and a level of self-confidence you could never get in a classroom.

The Take-Aways

  • Skills

    Skills in field research, outdoor leadership, wildlife identification, traditional tracking techniques, and desert survival

  • Experiences

    Time to create a portfolio of photographs, artwork, and writing that captures your experiences

  • Certificate

    A certificate of learning in Wildlife Conservation

Location & Culture

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A unique combination of ecosystems

This program allows you to experience both the urban and natural sides of Botswana. You’ll enjoy daily life in the city of Gaborone with your host family, and study wildlife in unique nature preserves with your group. Fragile ecosystems in the desert, grasslands and deltas of Botswana make it a unique destination to watch animals in their natural habitat.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"We’ve had a pretty packed couple of days spent at the Mokolodi nature Reserve, about 20 minutes outside of Gaborone...."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Carefully screened host family in Gabarone and comfortable group camping on the trip to Mokolodi Nature Reserve

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members


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Sample Activities 

  • Observe wild animals in their natural habitat.
  • Take lessons in traditional & modern dancing and play traditional games
  • Learn the basics of Setswana, the local language.
  • Join new friends on day trips to Mokolodi and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Explore one of the world's largest inland water systems and watch animals in their natural habitat during a multi-day excursion to the Okavango Delta

    View a sample itinerary

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.
  • This program involves engaging in moderate to high intensity physical activities such as nature walks, and extended observational time outdoors.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insureance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 9, 2019 Jun 29, 2019


Summer Session II 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 8, 2019 Jul 28, 2019


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