Program Details

At the University of Botswana, students take an intensive course in Setswana, as well as an elective course drawn from a menu of Africa Studies courses offered at the University, to examine historical and regional contexts of present-day Botswana. The AC
Location:
Gaborone, Botswana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The ACM Botswana program is expressly designed for students with interests in politics, political economy, economic and social development, public health, and environmental studies. Housed at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, the program is offered each spring semester, and combines formal class study with site visits to places in and around Gaborone and an independent research project (for credit).

At the University of Botswana, students take an intensive course in Setswana, as well as an elective course drawn from a menu of Africa Studies courses offered at the University, to examine historical and regional contexts of present-day Botswana. The ACM Program Director will also teach a course to ACM students on a topic relevant to Africa, and students also engage in an independent study project.

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is a consortium of academically excellent, independent liberal arts colleges located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado. ACM has offered a wide variety of off-campus study programs around the world for over 40 years.
Setting Description:
The ACM Botswana program is centered at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, the nation’s capital, largest city, and center of its economic and political life. Gaborone prides itself on being one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa. Students find the people of Botswana, called Batswana, involved in the enterprise of educating the nation and preparing it to confront the demands of 21st century globalization.

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