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.
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.
Fall Semester: August to December
Spring Semester: January to May
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
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).
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, CISI Supplemental Health & Accident insurance and personal expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322