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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.85
Areas of Study:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, French Studies, History, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English
Class Year:
3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About University of Botswana

The University of Botswana (UB) was established in 1982, and currently has a student population of 15,000. Its vision is to be a leading academic center of excellence in Africa and the world and to advance the intellectual and human resource capacity of the nation and the international community. The University is committed to student learning, academic freedom and integrity, cultural authenticity, and internationalism. This is an exchange program, which brings Botswana students to Wheaton for a semester.

Location:  
Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable countries, and a multi-party democracy. It is unusual in that the majority of its population is from a single ethnic group, the Tswana. Gaborone (pop. 250,000), the capital city of Botswana is one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities and lies in southeastern Botswana, close to the border of South Africa. In addition to the main campus of the University of Botswana, Gaborone also hosts the headquarters of the ten nation Southern African Development Community (SADC), which focuses on regional development, economic growth, and poverty alleviation. Botswana is known for its biodiversity and wildlife, which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: August to December
Spring Semester: January to May two kids standing in front of a grassy field

Courses & Credit:  
4 University of Botswana courses will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits

Housing & Board:  
Students reside in University Halls and have a meal plan

Fees:  Wheaton Tuition, Room and Board
- Expenses covered include tuition, shared room, meals at the dining hall, and one round-trip airfare to Botswana.

Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).

Other Expenses:   
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, CISI Supplemental Health & Accident insurance and personal expenses.                         
Courtyard at University of Botswana with two large round sculptures. One is blue and the other is orange.

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
                                                                                                                
     Center for Global Education
     5 Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     globaled@wheatoncollege.edu
     508-286-4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.