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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Biological Sciences (Biology), Engineering Management, Environmental Science, Mathematical Sciences, Sciences Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

Wildlife Ecology + Conservation

GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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Program Overview

Bring your love of the outdoors and its inhabitants to Botswana and study African wildlife in the largest extant native habitat. Select from an array of coursework including upper-level biology, and environmental science in animal behavior, ecology, and conservation.

You'll also get to experience and explore the intersection of conservation with society and culture through CIEE co-curricular activities and extensive field trips to nature reserves, rangelands, rural communities, and the capital city of Gaborone.

Unique Experiences

LEARN NEW SKILLS

building an imbedded research project involving wildlife behavior, ecology, or conservation.

EXPLORE BOTSWANA WILDLIFE

travel to Central Kalahari Game Reserve or Okavango Delta to enjoy a fully integrated STEM experience combining life sciences, conservation, and environmental sciences into a holistic wildlife management curriculum.

GAIN FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE

interacting with local community to learn about human-wildlife conflict and its impact on sustainable wildlife conservation efforts.

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Activities

  • Travel to Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari Game reserve and engage in face to face discussion with villagers on issues of human wildlife conflict.
  • Discover Botswana’s rich history excursions to Bahurutshe Cultural Village.
  • Practice your skills in Setswana as you explore cultural and environmental sites.
  • Enjoy the famous Chobe National Park which features four major ecosystems and the most abundant wildlife concentration in all of Africa.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 01/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2021 05/27/2021
Fall 2021 08/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 07/27/2021 12/04/2021

** 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.