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  • Locations: Gaborone, Botswana; Pretoria, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer C
  • Budget Sheets: Summer A
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Education Housing Options: Homestay, Student Housing
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03 Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
UCF in Botswana: Exploring Culture and Community

Summer C 2018
May 28, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (subject to amendment) 

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Program Description:

The College of Education and Human Performance has developed a transformational and life-changing experience in one of the most progressive and democratic nations in Sub-Saharan Africa; Botswana!  For one month (28 days in-country) you will have the opportunity to meet a cross section of Botswana citizens, including rural farmers, herders on cattle posts, primary and secondary school teachers and students, as well as highly educated urban dwellers.  After arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa and an overnight in Pretoria, you will travel by chartered bus to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana where you will engage in a week of academic and cultural activities at the University of Botswana and surrounding areas.  Then, after a chartered bus trip through the Kalahari Desert, you will arrive at Ghanzi, where you will participate in a two-week homestay while engaging in service-learning activities at one of Botswana’s Remote Area Dweller Schools.  This will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience, first-hand, the challenges of providing education to all children within Botswana, regardless of their mother tongue, location, socioeconomic class, or ethnicity.  During your final week in Botswana you will tour one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in Botswana; the Okavango Delta.  This will include a cruise on the Okavango Delta, where you are likely to encounter a hippopotamus herd or numerous crocodiles, and a full-day game park ride where you will see some of Botswana’s most treasured natural resources; its elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeest, etc.  Your month in Botswana will conclude with a chartered bus trip from Maun, through the town of Francistown, and then back to Gaborone and Johannesburg, where you will catch your flight home.  (Disclaimer:  The above program description is representative of the experiences you will encounter in Botswana, though some details and locations may vary.  A final, confirmed itinerary will be available by October 31st.)

This program is open to all Undergraduate and Graduate Students (all majors are welcome to apply)

Students interested in this program go to the program page at For best consideration, submit your application as soon as possible, and preferably before October 31st the COEHP will begin interviewing and selecting students in late October.  They will continue to review applications until all positions are filled.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Enhanced participant knowledge of Botswana, their educational system, and an understanding of the challenges inherent in the provision of equitable education for the marginalized.
  • Enrichment of participants' pedagogy and their ability to ameliorate patterns of inequitable educational access for marginalized students in the USA and elsewhere.
Program Leader: Dr. Karen Biraimah (

Program Courses: Students enroll in one of the following
  • EDG4932: International Field Experience (1 credit)
  • EDG4954: International Education Field Experience (3 credits)
  • EDG6938: Exploring Educational Issues in Botswana
  • EDF6775: Exploring Global Educational Issues in International Contexts (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in one of these courses and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Course Syllabus:
Pricing (based on minimum number of students and subject to amendment) 

Program fee: $2,925

Payment 1: $1,000 due 28 February 
Payment 2: $1,925 due 30 March 

Please see Education's website for additional details:

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

This program is currently not accepting applications.