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Botswana, Gaborone (ISEP-Direct)
Gaborone, Botswana
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Colleen Marchwick Experiential Education: Internship, Volunteer/Service Learning
Program Description:



UW-Eau Claire is part of the ISEP-Direct network that gives our students access to many universities worldwide. The best way to think of an ISEP-Direct experience is to imagine that you are going to study in Botswana just as international students come to study at UW-Eau Claire. If you are independent, flexible, and adventurous, ISEP-Direct programs are a good choice for you.

If you're looking for a country with a stunning natural setting, welcoming people, rich history, and a diverse culture, Botswana is the place for you.

Located in southern Africa, Botswana is bordered by Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and is slightly smaller than the state of Texas.  The University of Botswana was founded in 1982 and is located in the capital city of Gaborone (est. population 300,000).  It has grown rapidly to an institution with 17,000 full-time students. The campus is located the heart of downtown Gaborone and the campus is within walking distance of  retail centers, night clubs, the national museum, and the national soccer stadium. To learn more about the program, please visit the ISEP-Direct site.


Students are housed in the on-campus undergraduate dorms with Botswanan students. A stipend is provided to purchase meals in the cafeteria.

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Botswana (ISEP-Direct)

Below you will find more information on program costs: Spring 2016.




Under development.  Check back next semester.

In addition to classes, you are welcome to participate in over 100 student clubs, and to join team sports such as basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer. Participation on sports teams often includes travel to other southern African countries. The Office of Internatinal Education and Partnerships (OIEP) assists ISEP students in finding opportunities to volunteer in a wide range of organizations including orphanages, HIV/AIDS programs, business organizations, and a variety of community groups addressing problems of poverty.

I loved everything about my experience abroad. I learned so much from my local friends and from traveling around to see other countries and cultures. Being able to be a part of a way different culture for such a long period of time has gave me a whole different insight on life; I loved everything about it! -Samantha

Short day-trips from Gaborone include the ancient rock-paintings of Mmashele's cave, game-viewing at Moremi Game Reserve, and the magical Okavango Delta. The OIEP occasionally sponsors an optional fee-paid trip to selected Botswana wildlife areas during the week-long break at half-term.

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 08/14/2015** 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.
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