- Experience the awe-inspiring natural landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa. Check the “Big 5” off of your bucket list by spotting an elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, and leopard while out on safari. Or venture outside of the country for sightings of South African penguins at Boulders Beach or diving with sharks in Durban.
- Attend a university renowned not only for its African studies, environmental science, humanities and social sciences, but also for its STEM studies, including an excellent engineering department!
- Connect with a student buddy before you arrive and throughout your stay in the country. This local student will help ensure that you are picked up at the airport upon arrival and that you are settled into life in Botswana during your program.
- Add a little adventure to your experience by attending an excursion to a local village outside of the city. You will enjoy traditional cuisine, singing, dancing, folk tales, and conclude your day with a sleepover in a traditional mud hut. Wake up to the magnificent African sunrise and make your way to the Mokolodi Nature Reserve for a Game Drive and lunch (called a bush braai).
In Gaborone (or Gabs city as it is known colloquially), prepare to be entertained by compelling art shows, fascinating cuisine, and thrilling nightlife. Also, learn about the nations’ historic roots by visiting the Three Chiefs Monument and viewing traditional Botswana crafts and paintings at the National Museum and Art Gallery.
There are a variety of opportunities available for students to engage in volunteer experiences on this program. For example, past students have worked with NGOs focused on safety and legal rights for women and environmental organizations that focus on conservation and forestry projects. There are also opportunities in the creative arts, health (such as HIV/AIDS support), human rights, economic development (such as micro-finance projects) and children/youth NGOs.
What We Love About Botswana
We love that Botswana is a beautiful and peaceful country with a lot of natural wildlife preservations (approximately 38% of its territory is protected as national parks, sanctuaries, and reserves). It is also home to the largest population of elephants in the world – a huge benefit for those who want to catch a glimpse of this incredibly majestic creature.
Visit the Program Page for Study in Botswana
to learn more.
You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website