Program Details

Join RRCS to experience one of the world’s most abundant and diverse ecosystems. You will thrive on the invaluable educational opportunity of working alongside the stewards of this rich landscape, while surrounded by wildlife and immersed in the culture.
Maun, Botswana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester living, studying, and conducting research with Round River in Botswana's Okavango Delta, home to some of the world's most abundant and diverse wildlife populations. 

Round River works with the Okavango Research Institute, and a number of Community Trusts, to assist with implementing a standardized wildlife monitoring methodology in the Delta. Students assist in these conservation efforts, conducting research with local people to help monitor local wildlife populations. Camping for the entire semester in the Okavango Delta and neighboring towns, students learn first hand about the country's culture, history, and conservation policies - all while gaining valuable field skills and earning up to 15-semester credits. 

This is a unique program; one that will allow you the opportunity to experience real Botswana, and to learn about conservation in ways that the classroom cannot provide. The field-based nature of the program means that our program may not be the right choice for everyone, but if you love the outdoors, seeing wildlife, camping, and if you want to take part in real conservation projects, then this program is for you.

$18,380. This includes program tuition, research costs, in-country travel, and all food and lodging during the program. Airfare to and from Maun, Botswana, is the responsibility of the student and can range from $1700 to $2200.

Additional Program Information

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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • An unforgettable experience

    Round River is an incredible program who's main focus is conservation and experience. It was so cool to be able to do a real research project and understand what being a field biologist really means, especially in one of the most remote and beautiful

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Unforgettable Study Abroad Experience With Round River

    I discovered so much about myself and developed many valuable skills from Round River’s Botswana program. I learned more on this three-month journey abroad than I could have learned in a year in a normal classroom setting at university. The program

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Botswana

    Studying in Botswana was an incredible experience! It gave me amazing field experience performing bird, herbivore, and predator surveys in the bush that is already helping me find wildlife field technician jobs back in the states. I'm so thankful that

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend