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Botswana: Development in Southern Africa (ACM)

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

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The Associated Colleges of the Midwest offers a program focusing on social, economic, and political development in Botswana, in southern Africa. The program will pay particular attention to the politics and social structure of contemporary Botswana and its place in the south African regional economic and political systems, and will offer language instruction in Setswana.

The program is designed for students with interests in politics, political economy, economic and social development, public health, and environmental studies. Based at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana's capital, the program combines formal class study wit hsite visits to places in and around Gaborone. 

Each student completes an independent study project under the direction of the Program Director or a member of the University of Botswana faculty, which will include significant field observation. All students participate in service activities with organizations in Gaborone; the community engagement opportunities are typically related to the student's independent study project.

Students are housed in a residence hall at the University of Botswana. Excursions usually include a weekend trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, a week-long trip to Maun, near the Okavango Delta in the north, and a visit to the Jwaneng diamond mine.

Credit: 4.5.
Period: one semester (Spring: January - mid-May).
Program advisor: Professor Sencer

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