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Study Abroad at the University of Botswana

This program offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while spending a semester or academic year at the University of Botswana, located in the capital city of Gaborone.

To see more details about this study abroad program, please click here.

Highlights

  • Exclusive agreement between University of Florida and University of Botswana
  • Classes taught in English
  • Full spectrum of course offerings at all eleven colleges of University of Botswana
  • In-country orientation by U. Botswana upon arrival to Botswana

UF in Botswana

The program was established to provide students with an opportunity to earn college credits for semester or academic year study in an African nation. From its initial origins as part of a multi-campus university for Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, the University of Botswana (UB) came into existence in 1982. Just minutes from central Gaborone, UB is now one of the top universities in the region and has an enrollment of nearly 13,000. Most of these students are Botswana citizens whose full course of studies is sponsored by the government. Travel is possible during term breaks to additional sites in southern Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Mapungubwe (South Africa), as well as Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Housing

The program offers housing at university dormitories where two students are assigned to a room.

Academic Credits

As this is a UF sponsored program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and university requirements with prior approval. Transfer credit will be granted for all courses taken at the University of Botswana.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA). Non-UF students needing financial aid must apply to their home institutions.

Scholarships

For UFIC scholarship information, please click here. Partial scholarships for UF students are available on a competitive basis through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors program, as well as the International Center.

For further information or consultation, please contact:
Dr. Todd H. Leedy
(352) 392-2183
tleedy@africa.ufl.edu

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